Lil Wayne, UMG Face $15M Copyright Suit Over 'BedRock'

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The rapper known as Lil Wayne and Universal Music Group were slapped Friday with a $15 million lawsuit in New York alleging the hit song “BedRock” infringes a copyright for a previously recorded song by the same name.

Georgia-based Done Deal Enterprises Inc. sued Lil Wayne — whose real name is Dwayne Carter — as well as UMG, Cash Money Records Inc. and Young Money Entertainment LLC. The plaintiff seeks to recover at least $15 million, and maybe more, in profits stemming from the alleged infringement,...
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