Hendricks & Lewis, a law firm that represented George Clinton from 2005 to 2008, previously said that Clinton owed them $1.8 million. The two parties have been going back and forth, battling in court.
A judge had authorized the involuntary sale of four of Clinton’s songs: “One Nation Under a Groove,” “Hardcore Jollies,” “Uncle Jam Wants You”, and “The Electric Spanking of War Babies.” The money from the sale would go to Hendricks & Lewis.
Clinton appealed this decision, saying that copyright law prevented the involuntary sale. However, the copyright on the songs was filed as “works made for hire” by Warner Bros. Therefore, Clinton isn’t legally considered to be the author.
On June 23rd the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals filed their ruling…