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Birdman & Cash Money Sued Over Copyright Issues

Posted By on January 4, 2008

The Birdman, Baby, or Bryan Williams as he is known to the government, is being sued for allegedly infringing on their copyrighted material. The New Orleans Times-Picayune is reporting the suit was filed on October 29 in U.S. District Court in New Orleans on behalf of WB Music Corp., Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp., Cotillion Music Inc., Noontime Tunes and W.B.M. Music Corp.

The suit claims that albums from Baby, Lil Wayne, the Big Tymers and other Cash Money artists contained copyrighted material that was used without licensing agreements; and that Cash Money failed to pay royalties to the companies named (although the suit does not list any of the actual song titles).

Cash Money apparently made a single payment of $400,000, but didn't perform “appropriate accounting” to the companies in order for them to determine how much more money they were owed. Lawyers for the plaintiffs attempted to serve Baby with a copy of the lawsuit at the Cash Money offices in New Orleans on December 3, but the company no longer operates out of that location. The suit seeks an unspecified amount of damages, plus interest and attorney fees.