ICYMI: Eminem Will Donate National Party Lawsuit Proceeds To Hurricane Relief Funds
In case you missed it, Eminem was recently awared $600,000 in damages after NZ's National Party breached copyright.
A track that sounded just like 'Lose Yourself' was used in 2014's political propoganda video for the party without permission, and now he's set to donate the lawsuit money to hurricane relief victims.
“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 Page Six, the rapper wasn't consultated about the lawsuit by Eight Mile Style, but a rep for the star released the following statement.
“Eminem was not a party to this lawsuit nor was he consulted regarding the case,” the rep told the site.
“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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