Sony, Apple, Universal 'Just Kill' Copyright Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 1, 2011, 4:25 PM EDT) -- Sony Music Entertainment, Apple Inc. and Universal Music-MGB NA LLC on Thursday settled a copyright suit in California over sales of Cypress Hill's “How I Could Just Kill a Man,” which allegedly ripped off a 1966 song by The Music Machine.

U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall dismissed the complaint brought by Drive-In Music Co. and Original Sound Record Co. over Cypress Hill’s use of a sample taken from garage rockers The Music Machine's song “Come On In,” after the parties jointly agreed to dismiss the...
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