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A New York appeals court says it agrees with a judge who tossed out a copyright lawsuit against rapper 50 Cent on the grounds it was filed too late

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NEW YORK — An appeals court says it agrees with a judge who rejected a New York copyright lawsuit against rapper 50 Cent on the grounds it was filed too late.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled Friday. It says rapper Young Caliber brought his lawsuit in Brooklyn federal court after the three-year statute of limitations had expired.

The 2010 lawsuit had sought unspecified damages on the grounds the 2007 hit song "I Get Money" used a beat after Young Caliber had bought the exclusive rights to it in 2006.

Young Caliber's real name is Tyrone Simmons. His lawyer hasn't returned a message seeking comment.

50 Cent's attorney says the ruling vindicates 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson.

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