Judge Slims Funk Icon's IP Suit Against The Black Eyed Peas

Law360, New York (May 7, 2012, 10:50 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday trimmed funk legend George Clinton’s copyright suit against The Black Eyed Peas over the hip-hop group’s use of his '70s hit song “(Not Just) Knee Deep” in a remix version of its chart-topping single “Shut Up.”

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment in part, dismissing Clinton’s claims against music publishing company Tab Magnetic Inc. because he had not shown any evidence to support his claims against it. But the judge found that...
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