Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre 'Ain’t No Fun' Copyright Lawsuit Dismissed

A California court has found the prosecution’s case was filed too late

By Noah Yoo.

Last August, a pair of rappers sued Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Suge Knight, Warren G, Kurupt, and the estate of Nate Dogg in a lawsuit that alleged the defendants lifted elements from their work for the song “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None).” Antonio White and Craig Ward requested unspecified damages, as well as a jury trial, in a copyright complaint stemming from the 1993 song. Now, a California court has dismissed the case, as TMZ points out. According to court documentation, the court determined that the lawsuit was filed too long after the song was initially released, and that they had three years (until 1996) to make their complaint.

This story originally appeared on Pitchfork.

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