"Rapper's NBA Video Game Dance IP Suit Is Moved To Georgia," Law360

June 17, 2021

In an article published by Law360 on June 17, 2021, Billy DeClercq is referenced as counsel to Brandon Sims. 

The case, which involves whether the developers of video game NBA2K19 ripped off a rapper's copyrighted dance move, was transferred from California's Northern District to the Northern District of Georgia by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White as he denied a motion to dismiss the case altogether.

The judge said his court did not have personal jurisdiction over the rapper — whose given name is Brandon Sims — merely because Sims had sent cease-and-desist letters in California and had previously performed the dance, titled "Crank That Dance," in the state.

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