Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Courtship Continues, Eminem's Eight Mile Style LLC Vs. Apple

Apple is being sued for using certain Eminem recordings for their iTunes commercials, while making a number of songs available for download on the iTunes platform. What's the problem ? Apparently, Apple did not acquire the proper persmissions to use the songs from the publishing company which holds those rights, Eight Mile Style, LLC.

After failing to reach a settlement agreement earlier this week, the two companies are now headed to trial. Eminem's music publishing company first filed suit back in 2007 against Apple for illegal use of the copyrights.

The twist ? Aftermath Entertainment is also being sued for alledgedly providing Apple with permission to use the recordings, although Aftermath did not own or share in the ownership of these copyrights in the first place. Say what ? Now that's some Shady shit.

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