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Eminem’s Publisher Triumphs in New Zealand Copyright Battle

25 October 2017 4:00 PM
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A political party in New Zealand must pay Eminem’s music publisher $413,000 (600,000 New Zealand dollars) for infringing on the copyright of his hit song “Lose Yourself,” a court in Wellington ruled.

The National Party of New Zealand had been sued in 2014 by the publisher, Eight Mile Style, over a song featured in one of its campaign ads that echoed the rapper’s Grammy and Oscar-winning 2002 smash.

A representative for Eminem said that the artist was not himself a party to the lawsuit and has no comment.

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