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  • National Party loses copyright battle with Eminem

    25 October 2017 6:09 AM 76

    Oct. 25 (BusinessDesk) - The National Party has lost its copyright infringement court battle with US rapper Eminem over the unauthorised use of the rapper's 'Lose Yourself' song in a 2014 election campaign advertisement. Earlier this year, the Wellington High Court heard the case, brought by the Detroit-based publishers of the rapper's music Eight Mile Style

  • Judgment: Eight Mile Style v National Party

    25 October 2017 2:47 AM 74

    The key issue for determination by the Court waswhether a “sound-alike” production track, called Eminem Esque, used by the National Party in its 2014 election campaign advertising,is sufficiently similar tothe 2002music of Eminem’s hit song,Lose Yourself,so asto constitute a breach of copyright. Lose Yourselfwas composed by Marshall Mathers III (Eminem)

  • Nats rapped on knuckles in Eminem case

    25 October 2017 2:08 AM 76

    After a lengthy delay, Eminem’s publishers have been successful in their copyright infringement suit against the National Party. As a result, National has been ordered to pay $600,000, with interest, from June 28, 2014. The sum is a hypothetical licence fee it would have paid if it had asked for permission to use the music in its campaign advertising

  • Eminem vs National Party trial: Eight Mile Style awarded damages

    25 October 2017 2:07 AM 68

    Not only has the National Party lost out to Labour, they've also now lost to rapper Eminem. A court has ruled against National in a copyright stoush over music used in a 2014 election campaign. Not many trials involve live acoustic performances or hip-hop listening sessions for a room full of lawyers - but the tactic appears to have worked for Eminem's

  • Neil Diamond announces NZ concert

    24 October 2017 5:11 PM 73

    Neil Diamond is returning to New Zealand in 2018, to perform at the Mission Estate Winery Concert. The 'Sweet Caroline' hitmaker is one of the most popular musicians in the world, with more than 135 million records sold, as well as Grammy and a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame honours among his many accolades. Diamond will perform at the Napier venue as part of his 50 Year Anniversary

  • Married At First Sight NZ's Luke talks love and breakups over ice-cream

    24 October 2017 5:54 AM 46

    After things with Lacey ended in that pretty brutal counselling session on Monday night's Married At First Sight, Luke sat down to drown his sorrows in a tub of icecream and gave us his side of the story. Luke and Lacey's marriage ended on the final days of their honeymoon, after Lacey said she was told by a family member that Luke was only on the show to become

  • Beck, Justice, Phoenix Lead Fuck-Off Huge New Sydney City Limits Festival

    23 October 2017 6:48 PM 57

    Sydney is copping it own take on Austin City Limits festival, brought you by the fine folks behind Splendour In The Grass and Falls Festival. Pals, it already looks like a bloody grouse time. Sydney City Limits will commandeer Centennial Parklands on February 24 for a day of stellar choons, top-notch grub, and all the art and performance goodness you could

  • Auckland City Limits 2018 Lineup Announced

    23 October 2017 6:45 PM 79

    Featuring… Beck, Justice, Grace Jones, Phoenix, Peking Duk, Tash Sultana, George Ezra, The Libertines, Thundercat, The Head And The Heart, The Avalanches, Oh Wonder, The D4, Car Seat Headrest, The Staves, Sigrid, Aaradhna, Head Like A Hole, Katchafire, SWIDT, Drax Project, Fabulous/Arabia, Disasteradio, Scott Manion (Tokey Tones), Magic Factory, The Beths

  • 'Thor: Ragnarok' Critics TV Spot Released

    21 October 2017 10:05 PM 78

    The debut of Thor: Ragnarok might still be a few weeks away, but a new promo is highlighting the positive buzz it already has. The promo, which was unveiled on Marvel Studios' Twitter account, showcases some of the positive words critics have already said about the film, deeming it "a triumph" and "a majestic spectacle". You can check it out below

  • Could A Female Thor Come To The MCU? Here’s What Kevin Feige Said

    21 October 2017 5:12 PM 75

    A female Thor in the MCU would also likely require actress Natalie Portman to the Thor franchise. Because in the comics, it turned out that the female Thor was none other than Jane Foster, who was also battling breast cancer. While weak and frail in human form, she could transform into the mighty Thor. Jane Foster's love story with Thor was a major plot point