Facebook Rapped Over Shady Use Of Eminem Song

Law360, New York (May 21, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT) -- The music publisher for rap icon Eminem sued Facebook Inc. and its advertising agency Monday, alleging they improperly sampled music from Eminem's hit song “Under the Influence” in a recent Web ad touting the social media giant's new smartphone app.

Eight Mile Style LLC and an affiliated company, Martin Affiliated LLC, accused Facebook and Oregon-based advertiser Wieden & Kennedy Inc. in Michigan federal court of violating the Copyright Act by using music similar to Eminem's song in an ad for Facebook's new “Facebook Home” smartphone application.  ...
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Case Title

Eight Mile Style, LLC et al v. Wieden + Kennedy, Inc. et al


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2:13-cv-12268

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Michigan Eastern

Nature of Suit

Copyright

Judge

Gershwin A. Drain

Date Filed

May 20, 2013

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