Lawsuit from the mothership

October 16, 2002

Label gets setback in royalties suit

A federal judge in Nashville has issued the first major ruling in a massive lawsuit over royalties related to rap artists' sampling of music recorded by R&B legend George Clinton, possibly setting a precedent for how the court will handle related legal matters.

If you hear any noise, it's just George and the lawyers for the band.This is the first decision from 486 separate cases arising from a single 1,077 page lawsuit filed by George Clinton's (former) label and publisher.

Posted by Andrew Raff at October 16, 2002 11:37 PM
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