Eminem & The National Party's Copyright Battle Might Not Be Over After All
Eminem & National's copyright battle might not be over after all, because the NZ political party has appealed the ruling it breached copyright.
ICYMI, the real Slim Shady's track 'Lose Yourself' was used in National's 2014 political propoganda video without permission.
Last month, the High Court found the party guilty of breaching copyright and awarded damages of $600,000 to Eight Mile Style (Eminem's publishers).
“Eminem Esque has substantially copied ‘Lose Yourself,’” the court ruling read.
“The differences between the two works are minimal; the close similarities and the indiscernible differences in drum beat, the ‘melodic line’ and the piano figures make ‘Eminem Esque’ strikingly similar to ‘Lose Yourself."
According to Newstalk ZB, the Court of Appeal confirmed an appeal was filed by National on the 21st of November.
So far, a date has not been set for the hearing.
Turns out Eminem had no idea about the lawsuit & he's set to donate any money he receives to a very good cause.
“Eminem was not a party to this lawsuit nor was he consulted regarding the case,” a rep for the star told Page Six.
“Any monetary settlement he receives from it will be donated to hurricane relief. He encourages the plaintiffs, 8 Mile Style, to do the same.”
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