Monday, January 07, 2013

One Nation Under A Groove now owned by lawyers

The former lawyers for George Clinton, Hendricks & Lewis, have taken their former client to court over unpaid bills. And, as result, the lawyers have been handed the copyrights on a range of Funkadelic songs.

Apparently, Clinton had run up a debt of USD1.5million - so, presumably, had only had two ten-minute meetings with Hendricks & Lewis.

So, that's a bunch of funk classics now in the hands of a legal firm (at least until they've earned enough to pay off the debt). I think the court should at least mandated that the Hendricks & Lewis can only keep the copyright if they do a cover version. It's what would have happened in Boston Legal.

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