Snoop Dogg sued for allegedly infringing a viral TikTok video: Report

Snoop Dogg was accused of copyright infringement by an animator and reposted his work on his Instagram account.

Radar Online reports that Snoop Dogg has been sued by Bradford Perry, the animator who created the viral TikTok video depicting “how many animals people eat each year.”

The conflict arose because Perry had registered his work with the United States Copyright Office, making him “the sole exclusive owner of the Subject Video”.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this year and has since been proceeding in the U.S. District Court of California.

In a June 3, 2024 filing, Snoop Dogg revealed that they “have not yet exchanged information necessary for an early resolution.”

Perry wants Snoop Dogg to pay him “statutory damages of up to $30,000 per infringed work subject to timely copyright registration or up to $150,000” for infringing on Perry’s work.

The animator also stated in his filing that he wants Snoop Dogg to pay his legal fees, including other costs related to the complaint and any other fees awarded by the court. is suitable.

Snoop Dogg downloaded a popular TikTok video that he did not create and reposted it on his Instagram.

Today, the video’s creator sued him for copyright infringement.

– Rob Freund (@RobertFreundLaw) March 20, 2024

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Snoop Dogg “published and displayed the subject Video on his TikTok account through the handle ‘@snoopdogg’ without Plaintiff’s permission or consent,” Perry argued in the filing, noting that Snoop Dogg’s repost was “intentional.”

Perry added that the “Drop It Like Its Hot” rapper “knew or should have known that the 3-D artwork was copyright protected and therefore, Defendants were at least reckless in using the Subject Video without have a license or permission.” do like that.”

However, Snoop Dogg’s camp retaliated, saying that the “fair use” doctrine protects any use of Perry’s work. They confirmed that Snoop Dogg immediately deleted the post after receiving the takedown notice, showing his “good faith”.

It is known that the settlement has not yet been given. However, the court has set a trial for Perry if both sides cannot reach a mutual agreement. The two opposing sides must make a decision before March 7, 2025; otherwise, they will be scheduled for testing tentatively on April 22, 2025.

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