TBS, Outkast's Andre 3000 Shake Copyright Suit Over Cartoon

Law360, New York (March 21, 2012, 5:00 PM EDT) -- The Cartoon Network, parent company Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc. and Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin of hip-hop duo Outkast on Tuesday escaped a Massachusetts lawsuit alleging they pilfered ideas from a student’s television show treatment to make the animated series “Class of 3000.”

U.S District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock dismissed the complaint that former graphic design and animation student Timothy McGee brought in October 2008, claiming "Class of 3000" took ideas from his treatment for an animated television series, “The Music Factory of 90s.” McGee developed and...
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