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  • California Courts Toss Out Dr. Dre's Suit Against New Incarnation of Death Row Records

    Mon, 14 Jun 2010 09:36:58

    California Courts Toss Out Dr. Dre's Suit Against New Incarnation of Death Row Records - Says label did not violate copyright claims by releasing two Dre albums

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    A California court rejected Dr. Dre's claims that WIDEawake Death Row Records, the new incarnation of his former label, Death Row Records, which he started and has been engaging in a legal mano y mano with for quite some time, violated copyright laws when it released a Dre greatest hits collection and a new version of his landmark The Chronic album.

    Dre argued that The Chronic Re-Lit violated his trademark and publicity rights when he said that Death Row insinuated in their promotion of the release that Dre was supporting it by putting his name and likeness on the cover. The label said it did not chance the album content other than sonic touch ups, like volume. The judge wasn't having any of Dre's claims, though, saying the changes were minor and insignificant. The judge did hear his claim that he hasn't been paid any due royalties since his 1996 split with the label.

    Do you agree with the judge's decision? What's your favorite jam of The Chronic?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    06.14.10




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