A rap artist and hip-hop disc jockey from the Bronx, N.Y., who claimed to be “lord and master” over where he sued his record company has convinced a federal appellate court that his copyright infringement claim should be heard in Manhattan rather than in England.

However, Peter Phillips, known professionally as “Pete Rock,” will still have to try his breach of contract claim in England based on his recording contract’s forum selection and choice of law provisions, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled.

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