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George Clinton's Publisher's War (II)
Highest Court Sixth Circuit
Year Ended 2005
Plaintiffs Bridgeport Music
Westbound Records
Defendants Universal-Polygram Music
Warner Bros. Music
Warner-Chappell Music
Other Clinton, George
Ice T
Parliament-Funkadelic
Short Description George Clinton's publisher sued Ice-T's publisher for using samples from "Get Off Your Ass and Jam" in the latter's "99 Problems." Even though 3-year statute of limitations barred Plaintiff's action, they tried to pursue an action on the theory that receipt of royalties alone constituted infringement, which has been followed by some other courts. The District Court found for Defendants, and granted attorney fees for the Defendant, which the Court of Appeals affirmed. - LSW

Legal Issues
Copyrights Infringement Sampling & Distribution/Dissemination


Opinions Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. WB Music Corp.
520 F.3d 588
Sixth Circuit , March 25, 2008 ( No. 06-5420 )


Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. WB Music Corp.
2008 WL 2952478
M.D. Tennessee , July 29, 2008 ( No. 3:01-0706 )


Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Rhyme Syndicate Music
376 F.3d 615
Sixth Circuit , July 22, 2004 ( Nos. 03-5005, 03-5744 )


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Related Searches Parties
Bridgeport Music ( Plaintiff )
Clinton, George ( Other )
Ice T ( Other )
Parliament-Funkadelic ( Other )
Universal-Polygram Music ( Defendant )
Warner Bros. Music ( Defendant )
Warner-Chappell Music ( Defendant )
Westbound Records ( Plaintiff )

Legal Issues
Copyrights / Infringement / Sampling & Distribution/Dissemination

Courts
Sixth Circuit (highest court)
M.D. Tennessee


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