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  • Eminem's Publisher Sues Apple Over Song

    inem's Publisher Sues Apple Over Song
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    Feb 24, 5:06 AM (ET)

    DETROIT (AP) - Rapper Eminem's music publisher is suing Apple Computer Inc., claiming the company used one of the hip-hop superstar's songs in a television advertisement without permission.

    Eight Mile Style filed the copyright infringement suit late last week against Apple, Viacom Inc. (VIA), its MTV subsidiary and the TBWA/Chiat/Day advertising agency.

    At issue is an ad for Apple's iTunes pay-per-download music software, in which a 10-year-old sings Eminem's "Lose Yourself." The suit claims the commercial aired on MTV beginning in July 2003 and ran numerous times for at least three months. It also appeared on Apple's Web site.

    "Eminem has never nationally endorsed any commercial products and ... even if he were interested in endorsing a product, any endorsement deal would require a significant amount of money, possibly in excess of $10 million," according to the 15-page lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

    The suit claims that Apple Computer CEO Steve Jobs personally called Joel Martin, manager of Eight Mile Style, and asked Martin and Eminem to "rethink their position" about using the Grammy-winning song.

    Eminem responded by ending discussions with Apple, according to the suit.

    Eminem, 31, whose legal name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, grew up in Detroit and several of its blue-collar suburbs. He has sold more than 33 million records, according to industry estimates.

  • #2
    I just wanted to post the same article .. damn ..
    Originally posted by midwestwitch
    If I were to find out it was you would be responsible for a teenage boy losing every ounce of a social life, cell phone, gaming consoles etc until he graduated high school and left for college.

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    • #3
      good em could use some more money

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      • #4
        joel martin

        heh

        music is music, thats like using your car without your permission, can't do it
        Derty JaSoN
        RapBasement.com Network Administrator

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        • #5
          god....like he's broke or something...it's just music don't cry about it eminem.....
          Originally posted by Rog
          "Let's go play some football, I'll rape you."
          Originally posted by Rog
          One day this girl was being dumb as hell so told her "shut the hell up or we'll rape you."
          Originally posted by KessenGTR
          RB is like an orgasm, but it's everlasting.

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          • #6
            well u gotta look at the piont were his comin from he worked for it so he should get payd for it so owell
            aka Fifty0550

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            • #7
              lol he soundin like a moaning schoolgirl. i can understand that he may want money for his song bein used but 10 million...damn. thats too much...seems like the bloke would try to squeeze blood out of a rock. But there again everyone does seem to sue him for 10 million so its only fair lol
              Cain is for Charlie, and Delta is for Cain

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              • #8
                ^i very much doubt the sueing had anything to do with eminem (other than the fact it was his song)
                I'm not entirely sure that Henrik even understands how good Henrik is, smiled Lennon

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                • #9
                  "id like to give a shout out to my boy jack back at home in oak park, june martin, jack is june martins son, so big up jack"

                  PUT THAT DOWN JACK
                  Derty JaSoN
                  RapBasement.com Network Administrator

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                  • #10
                    wtf lol, just let the kid sing the damn song
                    ^he's from austria, without stereotyping most central/eastern europeans are sexfiends where nothing is taboo.
                    -MidwestSwing

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                    • #11
                      they should use one of Sma$hmans songs, so he can sue them fuckers!!!!
                      Originally posted by Rog
                      "Let's go play some football, I'll rape you."
                      Originally posted by Rog
                      One day this girl was being dumb as hell so told her "shut the hell up or we'll rape you."
                      Originally posted by KessenGTR
                      RB is like an orgasm, but it's everlasting.

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                      • #12
                        lmao
                        Starring at the world through my rearview

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                        • #13
                          Eminem just dont want any of his songs advertising commerical products. Its a sell out. Most people who consider themselves real artists dont do that.

                          That reminds me of a Comet and Mya commerical where they were singing about being real and making music for the music and yet they were doing for a coca cola commerical. $ $ $
                          The sky darkens, my life flashes
                          The plane I was supposed to be on crashes
                          and falls to ashes

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                          • #14
                            ^werd...I think thats the real reason
                            Palabra a tu madre

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                            • #15
                              i think interscope wanted to sue them.
                              Bless it
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                              Respect isnt something that is given, you have to earn it.

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