• Posts Tagged ‘George Clinton’

    The Cold War and the Copyright Act

    by  • December 5, 2012 • copyright • 0 Comments

    There’s a fascinating bit of cold war history in the Copyright Act – who knew? The story is told in Hendricks & Lewis, PLLC v. George Clinton. George Clinton, of Parliament and Funkadelic fame, owes the law firm Hendricks & Lewis a lot of money. The firm obtained two judgments against Clinton and sought...

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    Copyright Infringement Masquarading as Ownership

    by  • November 14, 2009 • copyright

    The Tennessean, in an article entitled “‘Atomic Dog’ singer wins claim to phrase,” reports that “The phrase ‘bow wow wow, yippie yo, yippie yea’ belongs exclusively to funk legend George Clinton, a panel of federal judges ruled this week.” Well, no. The question was whether three musical elements – the use of the word...

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