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Lil' Jon's Copyright Trouble (III)
Highest Court Eleventh Circuit
Year Ended 2009
Plaintiffs Music Producer(s)
Defendants Artist(s)
Lil' Jon (and the East Side Boys)
Record Label(s)
TVT Records
Other No Other parties on file
Short Description Plaintiff was a friend of Lil' Jon, hanging out at the studio, when they decided to buy some weed. Good call. After an impromptu song, "The Weedman" emerged from the experience, Lil' decided to record it, and Plaintiff, who was neither given copyright interest in the song nor reimbursed, sued. The court held that by teaching the song to Lil' Jon without any restrictions, Plaintiff had granted Lil' an implied license, and Defendant's summary judgment was granted on the infringement. Similarly, Plaintiff's claim for breach of fiduciary duty was summarily dismissed. - LSW

Legal Issues
Business Associations Fiduciary Relationships Fiduciary Duties
Copyrights Infringement Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
  Ownership Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General Affirmative Defenses Implied License
Trademarks & Unfair Competition Federal (Lanham Act) Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts


Opinions Wilchcombe v. Teevee Toons, Inc.
555 F.3d 949
Eleventh Circuit , January 21, 2009 ( No. 07-13195 )


Wilchcombe v. Teevee Toons, Inc.
2007 WL 438296
N.D. Georgia , February 02, 2007 ( No. CIVA 104CV-1775-MHS )


Wilchcombe v. Teevee Toons, Inc.
515 F.Supp.2d 1297
N.D. Georgia , January 26, 2007 ( No. CIVA 1:04CV1775MHS )


Wilchcombe v. Teevee Toons, Inc.
2006 WL 1553939
N.D. Georgia , June 02, 2006 ( No. Civ.A. 1:04CV1775-MH )


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Related Searches Parties
Artist(s) ( Defendant )
Lil' Jon (and the East Side Boys) ( Defendant )
Music Producer(s) ( Plaintiff )
Record Label(s) ( Defendant )
TVT Records ( Defendant )

Legal Issues
Business Associations / Fiduciary Relationships / Fiduciary Duties
Copyrights / Infringement / Reproduction & Distribution/Dissemination
Copyrights / Ownership / Joint Authorship, Works-for-Hire & Derivative Creations
General / Affirmative Defenses / Implied License
Trademarks & Unfair Competition / Federal (Lanham Act) / Unfair Competition, False Advertising & Related Torts

Courts
Eleventh Circuit (highest court)
N.D. Georgia


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