Beastie Boys Must Face R&B Label's Copyright Suit

Law360, New York (September 11, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Hip-hop group Beastie Boys may have committed copyright infringement when it used portions of songs owned by TufAmerica Inc., a New York federal judge ruled Tuesday, refusing to dismiss the record label's suit entirely.

U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan said that two Beastie Boys songs, “Shadrach” and “Hold It Now, Hit It,” may have unlawfully used parts of songs by American rhythm and blues and funk band Trouble Funk, which operates under TufAmerica's label. TufAmerica has shown that those Beastie Boys songs included samples that...
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Case Title

TufAmerica, Inc. v. Diamond et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-03529

Court

New York Southern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Alison J. Nathan

Date Filed

May 3, 2012

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