Namco and Sony BMG
Music have settled a lawsuit that charged Houston, Texas based rapper Lil’
Flip with using sounds from the classic videogame Pac Man without permission.
Namco filed a $10 million lawsuit against Sony BMG in September
of 2004, claiming that Lil’ Flip’s hit song “Game Over”
violated Namco’s intellectual property rights.
In a lawsuit filed in US District Court, Southern District of
New York, Namco claimed sounds from Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man were used in the
hit song “Game Over.”
The lawsuit stated that the song was never cleared and Namco
objected to gun references drugs and profanity contained in the song.
was a major hit for Lil’ Flip and helped propel his double CD U Gotta
Feel Me to platinum status.