Jay-Z Rips Logo Copyright Claims As 'Bad Faith'

Law360, New York (December 10, 2013, 2:02 PM EST) -- Rapper Jay-Z and his record label Roc-A-Fella Records LLC on Monday blasted an artist’s contract and copyright lawsuit over the design for the label’s logo, saying the infringement claims were filed in bad faith.

The multiplatinum artist said the copyright claims in Dwayne Walker’s July 2012 lawsuit were contradictory to his contract claims and merely included as a “hedge” in case the court dismisses his “dubious” contract claims.

“Plaintiff fully recognizes that he cannot, on the one hand, claim contractual royalties from all the defendants for...
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