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Eminem vs. Apple

unique2100

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Anyone else find it ironic that apple who is trying to sell songs online ripped off Eminem's lose yourself for a commercial and is now being sued, where as essentially eminem rips off all his beats from the music of other composers, loops em calls them his own, hmmm curious. Gotta luv this crazy world
 
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Mike Richards

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Originally posted by unique2100
Anyone else find it ironic that apple who is trying to sell songs online ripped off Eminem's lose yourself for a commercial and is now being sued, where as essentially eminem rips off all his beats from the music of other composers, loops em calls them his own, hmmm curious. Gotta luv this crazy world

Eminem paid for the licencing
 

deep

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where's the article on this?

apple hasn't dropped the ball once with any strategies move they've made with itunes, it doesn't make sense for them to use a song from that whiny little bitch without covering their legal bases first.
 
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Eclectic

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Re: Re: Re: Eminem vs. Apple

Originally posted by pr0nstar
Exactly, you stupid fuck Zorro...

Oh wait.. wrong thread.

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acheron

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http://www.reuters.com/locales/news...e=technologyNews&locale=en_IN&storyID=4427483

Eminem sues Apple, MTV over iTunes ad_

DETROIT (Reuters) - Rap superstar Eminem, who claims he could fetch more than $10 million for endorsing a product, is suing Apple Computer Inc. on grounds it used one of his hit songs in a TV advertisement without permission.

Eight Mile Style, music publisher of the artist whose real name is Marshall Mathers III, filed the copyright infringement lawsuit last Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit. It also names Viacom Inc., its MTV subsidiary and TBWA/Chiat/Day advertising agency as plaintiffs.

Spokesmen for Apple and Viacom were not immediately available for comment.

The lawsuit claims that Apple, in a television ad for its iTunes pay-per-download music store aired on MTV last year, featured a young boy with an iPod portable music player singing the lyrics to "Lose Yourself," the theme song for his hit movie "8 Mile" released in 2003.

The ad was also posted on Apple's Web site, the suit says.

"At no time did Apple, Chiat/Day or MTV receive authorization or permission to record, reproduce, perform, transmit, copy, use or otherwise exploit the composition ("Lose Yourself") for any purpose," it says.

"Defendants have acted intentionally, recklessly, willfully and in bad faith," it adds.

The suit does not spell out any specific damage claims. But it says Eminem, a Detroit native, is entitled to "exemplary damages" for the alleged use of a song it touts as having achieved "iconic stature" among hip-hop fans worldwide. Eminem and his co-writers won an Academy Award for the song.

"Eminem has never nationally endorsed any commercial products and therefore he indicated, though his manager, that 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," the 15-page lawsuit says.
 

unique2100

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Re: Re: Eminem vs. Apple

Originally posted by Mike Richards
Eminem paid for the licencing
True for that tuen he did but still he ripped it off the whole creativity aspect is a farce he's suing for the misuse of his creative work,where asin the past he's rippedoff songs got sued and had to pay royalties, but that aside he still changed the context of the "original" material without permission, which is what apple did, recotextualized his work in a manner which he never intended.
 

deep

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that's a pretty major fuck up

I can't possibly see how they would have thought that

isn't there some law in the US about it being okay to use commercial music in tv advertisements?

I remember hearing that on Alan Cross' show the other night...
 
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jebac

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eminem is the greatest wrapper of all time so who caresd what he does

actually, i would love to see eminem collaborate on producing a track with infected mushroom

-jebac
 
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