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Smith v. Thomas

“If I did something wrong, why ain’t I in copyright court?” asked recording artist Bishop Bullwinkle, shortly before a court held that he had done copyright wrong. Turns out his viral hit “Hell 2 Da Naw Naw” improperly sampled Bigg Robb’s “Lookin for a Country Girl.” Faced with a silly procedural objection, the Sixth Circuitaffirmed. Come for a tale of Southern soul music rivalry; stay for the holding that “elect” means “choose” or “pick out.”


Tags: 2018, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Sixth Circuit

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