Funk Legend George Clinton's Copyright Suit Gets Cut

Law360, Los Angeles (April 1, 2013, 4:04 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge Monday dismissed funk legend George Clinton’s copyright infringement lawsuit accusing his ex-business partner of using music without permission, ruling the online availability of allegedly infringing albums to California purchasers didn't give the court personal jurisdiction.

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real granted the dismissal motion of Armen Boladian, Westbound Records Inc. and Bridgeport Music Inc., which are Boladian-owned companies.

In December 2011, Clinton sued Boladian, Westbound Records and Bridgeport Music, alleging they infringed his copyrights by selling the Funkadelic albums “Hardcore Jollies,”...
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