George Clinton, Black Eyed Peas Settle IP Suit Over Sampling

Law360, New York (May 18, 2012, 8:00 PM EDT) -- Funk legend George Clinton has reached an agreement to drop his suit accusing the Black Eyed Peas of copyright infringement for sampling his 1979 song "(Not Just) Knee Deep" in the pop group's award-winning album "The E.N.D."

The settlement, filed May 14, put to rest Clinton's claims that the Black Eyed Peas and UMG Recordings Inc. didn't get licenses to use portions of his song in their 2003 tune "Shut Up" or its remixed version released in 2009 on "The E.N.D.," which won the group a...
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