Eminem Sues New Zealand’s National Party for Copyright Infringement

Detroit-based Eight Mile Style, LLC and Martin Affiliated, LLC, the music publishers of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” filed a copyright infringement suit against New Zealand’s National Party.  According to Joel Martin, a spokesperson for both companies, New Zealand’s ruling party used the song in a political campaign commercial without authorization.

The party allegedly used the song in a TV advertisement in its efforts to support the reelection of Prime Minister John Key.  Rejecting the allegations, Prime Minister Key responded that the party did not intentionally …

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