Samberg, NBC Face Suit Over Music In SNL Digital Shorts

Law360, San Diego (November 3, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT) -- Saturday Night Live comedian Andy Samberg’s band, NBC Universal LLC and others were targeted Thursday in a suit in New York federal court by a St. Louis-based composer alleging they ripped off his music for two popular SNL videos, “Shy Ronnie” and “Like a Boss.”

Rick Tha Ruler, whose real name is Aleric Banks, and songwriter Monique Hines lodged the copyright infringement suit against Samberg and the other band members of The Lonely Island, Lonely Island Technologies Inc., and NBC. The suit also alleges that Universal...
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