NBA 2K Makers, Musician End Copyright Row Over Samples

Law360, New York (September 13, 2016, 6:56 PM EDT) -- A musician and the makers of the popular basketball video game series “NBA 2K” agreed to put an end to their copyright dispute over samples of the musican's song in California federal court on Tuesday, after less than three months of litigation. 

In a stipulation of dismissal on Tuesday, the parties agreed to end the suit over samples of musician John J. Simon’s work that allegedly appear in the “NBA 2K16” game developed by Visual Concepts Entertainment and 2K Games Inc. The suit will be dismissed with prejudice, the stipulation said.

However, it was not immediately clear whether the two sides...

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