Bridgeport Music, Inc. v. Dimension Films LLC
230 F. Supp. 2d 830 (M.D. Tenn. 2002) - full text opinion
Bridgeport Music appealed to the Sixth Circuit, which subsequently ruled in their favor. The court found that because a sound recording, and not merely a composition, had been copied, there was no room for a de minimis exception and therefore infringement had occurred. As a result, the soundtrack to the movie does not contain N.W.A.'s song.