Jazz Musician Sues Snoop Dogg, Others Over Samples

Law360, New York (July 12, 2010, 12:57 PM EDT) -- Jazz musician Michael Henderson has accused rappers Snoop Dogg and Murs, along with Universal Music Group Inc. and SMC Recording Inc., of unlawfully using his copyrighted work in their songs.

In separate suits lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, Henderson alleges that both rappers and their distributors have illegally sampled two songs from his 1979 album “Do It All,” which Henderson received a copyright registration for in July 1981.

Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus, allegedly...
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