Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Eminem Continues Legal War With Apple

Eminem and his publishing company, Eight Mile Style, are not letting up on their legal issues with computer software and consumer electronics giant Apple, as they are now suing the company for copyright infringement.

EMS has filed suit against Apple, claiming iTunes illegally put 93 songs from their catalog up for sale without their permission or compensation, says the Associated Press.

Apple, on the other hand, claims they didn't have to go through EMS because they obtained authorization to sell the songs through Aftermath.

According to EMS, however, Aftermath's permission is irrelevant because they did not have authorization to make any deals on digital downloads.

Both parties are scheduled to meet in court on Thursday (September 24) to hash things out.

This copyright infringement lawsuit is just one of many issues Eminem has had with Apple and iTunes.

Back in March of this year, FBT, a production company Em was "in bed" with, filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming they were entitled to 50% of all royalties from the sales.

FBT's lawsuit was unsuccessful.

Em did score a victory against Apple in May though, when a judge forced the company to pull an ad featuring an actor singing his song Lose Yourself.

A lawsuit over that issue ended with a undisclosed financial settlement for Em.

1 comment:

  1. good fighting! they should compromise on a amicable solution, keep posting