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George Clinton's Publisher's War (VI)
Highest Court M.D. Tennessee
Year Ended 2007
Plaintiffs Bridgeport Music
Defendants Interscope Records
Island Def Jam Music Group
Music Publisher(s)
Polygram Records
Record Label(s)
Universal Music Group
Other Clinton, George
Eric B. and Rakim
Parliament-Funkadelic
Short Description Publisher for Funkadelic sued rap duo Eric B. and Rakim for sampling "You'll Like it Too" in their 1987 song "I Know You Got Soul," which seem to have been re-released, causing the controversy in this case. This case arose from a large litigation campaign instigated by Bridgeport (over 500 complaints were filed at the same time against numerous parties), and the issue here was whether UMG should be considered a licensee of Bridgeport, which it claimed it was, and thus subject to a previous settlement. UMG's motion for partial summary judgment was denied; issues of fact exist. - LSW

Legal Issues
Copyrights Infringement Sampling & Distribution/Dissemination


Opinions Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Robert Hill Music
2007 WL 1468523
M.D. Tennessee , May 14, 2007 ( No. 3:05-0377 )


Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Robert Hill Music
2006 WL 3720348
M.D. Tennessee , December 08, 2006 ( No. 3:05-0377 )


Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Robert Hill Music
2006 WL 3720349
M.D. Tennessee , December 14, 2006 ( No. 3:05-0377 )


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Related Searches Parties
Bridgeport Music ( Plaintiff )
Clinton, George ( Other )
Eric B. and Rakim ( Other )
Interscope Records ( Defendant )
Island Def Jam Music Group ( Defendant )
Music Publisher(s) ( Defendant )
Parliament-Funkadelic ( Other )
Polygram Records ( Defendant )
Record Label(s) ( Defendant )
Universal Music Group ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Copyrights / Infringement / Sampling & Distribution/Dissemination

Courts
M.D. Tennessee (highest court)


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