LMFAO Escapes Rick Ross Copyright Suit Over 'Hustlin''
Law360, Los Angeles (April 8, 2016, 11:00 PM EDT) -- Electropop duo LMFAO was freed from a copyright lawsuit over its most famous song when a Florida federal judge ruled Friday that rapper Rick Ross and his producers didn't have the copyright registration necessary to sue for a lyric pilfered from rap hit "Hustlin.'"
Ross and his producers never presented evidence showing they were the owners of "Hustlin'," and the three different registrations for the song at the U.S. Copyright Office were all inaccurate, U.S. District Judge Kathleen M. Williams said in a 43-page ruling that included a chart demonstrating the song's confusing ownership history.
Ross, whose real name is William...
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