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Eminem copyright lawsuit against Apple moves forward

updated 02:25 am EDT, Tue May 18, 2004

Eminem lawsuit continues

A federal judge ruled that over use of his "Lose Yourself" song in an Apple iTunes tv ad can go forward, after a preliminary hearing was held on Monday, according to the Detroit Free Press: "On Monday, U.S. District Judge U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled that Eminem's publishing company's suit can proceed against several companies, including MTV parent company Viacom and advertising agency TBWA/Chiat/Day. Taylor threw out two state law-based claims of unfair competition and unjust enrichment. The television ad appeared many times during three months beginning in July 2003 and on Apple's Web site, despite the fact that the computer company had unsuccessfully sought Eminem's permission for the campaign."




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  1. Sydney Tsai

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    This punk...

    I don't think this guy worth for making money this way....

  1. pascalpp

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    meanwhile...

    meanwhile Eminem's latest video prominently features an iPod Mini...

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re: meanwhile...

    "meanwhile Eminem's latest video prominently features an iPod Mini..."

    Yea, I was about to say that. Apple should sue him.

  1. winstonford

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    labels v. artists

    if apple strokes the labels and dicks the artist, let justice be served.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Huh?

    if apple strokes the labels and dicks the artist, let justice be served.

    What the h*** is this supposed to mean?

  1. Gabriel Morales

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    True...

    I saw this while switching channels.... It's not like the lawsuit was a last minute thing... why then, have it appear in the latest video? In any case, I bet Steve Jobs is really proud of how he stooped down and promoted this fool's songs.

  1. z10n

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    lol

    Apple HAS to stroke the labels, moron. The labels control f**king everything. 90% of the cash you pay for a CD goes to the Big Five. You'd be better off pirating your music and sending the artist a check directly.

    That being said, apple has done more to promote arists and push out the music then nearly any other company out there. They screwed up in this one case, and suddenly people think they're out to s**** artists. Give me a break.

  1. jgrubic

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Haha...

    Sort of ironic...Apple is essentially asking people to stop illegal music downloads...in the meantime, they didn't obtain permission for a song they used in their advertising campaign. Nice job, Apple!

  1. absmiths

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    RE: lol

    Yeah, Eminem must really be hurting for cash . . .

    How could a company like Apple not get permission before making a commercial? This must be a huge publicity stunt - it works out well for Apple and Eminem.

  1. digiology2

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    weee!

    I don't think eminem is trying to s**** apple for cash just to be greedy he just doesn't want anything to do with advertising.
    I know many people who hate artists who put their music on ads, and I don't blame them. Eminem is just pissed off with them.
    Personally if I was famous apple would be the only company I'd let use my song, just because Im a mac fan

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