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Old Feb 24, 2004, 07:12 AM   #1
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Eminem Suing Apple

Looks like Eminem is suing Apple, claiming one of his songs was used without his permission in an Apple TV ad. More info below:

http://www.newsday.com/entertainment...ment-headlines
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 07:38 AM   #2
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I don't recall the ad off hand, but if it featured the song and Apple didn't get permission... that was idiotic.
If it was just quietly in the background, or it showed his name... Apple should have gotten permission.
If the facts in this article are true, Apple doesn't have a foot to stand on. *Cue "I fought the law*
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:00 AM   #3
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Eninem's Publisher Sues Apple

CBS Marketwatch reports on a lawsuit from Eminem's publisher (Eight Mile Style) against Apple last week.

At issue is a television ad that Apple ran in which a 10-year-old sings Eminem's "Lose Yourself" song. The ad debuted at the launch of Apple's iTunes Music Store alongside 3 other singing ads.

According to the lawsuit, "Eminem has never nationally endorsed any commercial products" and doing so would require a significant payment.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:03 AM   #4
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What a load. Perhaps he realizes he can't come out with anything more that's going to make money, and the guy he 'passed the torch' to, 50 cent, is little more than a thug child who is going nowhere, so he's doing this to get more money for the long road ahead
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:05 AM   #5
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oh lordy lord... weren't the songs that the people in the ads sang, chosen by the people that sang them? I thought that was the point of the commercial... if so, he's kinda hurting his fan base ... either way, you'd think he'd let it go! It was sung by a cute kid, the ad was barely aired compared to the new silhouette ads, and oh just give me a break.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:06 AM   #6
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Yo -- that n!gg@ is mad ill, bee.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:06 AM   #7
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Yeah, not too smart. I can imagine how he cut off talks. Their ears are probably still ringing.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:09 AM   #8
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Funny thing is that it never aired on TV and all the adds were quickly pulled off the air soon after it launched.
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Re: Eninem's Publisher Sues Apple

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According to the lawsuit, "Eminem has never nationally endorsed any commercial products"
Eminem is a commercial product.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:09 AM   #10
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And just when I was starting to like the guy for his unconventional attitude. But then again, maybe it's only his record company, since the recording industry has its back up at the moment anyway.

But it is bordering on the ridiculous... Imagine me serenading my girl with a Barry White song, and along comes a lawyer and slaps me with a lawsuit, because I did not obtain the rights to sing the song...

What about all those pub-bands that do cover versions of popular songs? Are they all gonna be sued soon as well?
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Maybe just a ploy to get paid -- "Ok... mr. mathers, we'll give 2M to go lose yourself".
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Isn't Eminem always trying to sue his mum? Hmmm.

p.s. spelling error in title
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:14 AM   #13
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EM DONE LOST HIS-SELF

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What about all those pub-bands that do cover versions of popular songs? Are they all gonna be sued soon as well?
Bands who play other people's music are supposed to pay them. Usually, the tavern/bar agrees to contact ASCAP and take care of of royalties from the songs that the bands that play at their establishment have used. I doubt it's really done much... but in theory, that's how it's supposed to go. But who's gonna know, right?
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Now, that´s sad.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:16 AM   #15
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what if only 8 (or was it 9) second of the song is used. Isn't that copyright free? Or 10% of the song, whichever is less. *tries to think back to media studies*
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:18 AM   #16
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Does that also mean if I play my car-radio really loud, so that others can hear it, I also have to pay royalties?
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Imagine me serenading my girl with a Barry White song
Did you have to scare us all?
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Umm...I can't believe Apple didn't get permission. They are a HUGE corporation...don't they know these things? I dunno...
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Did you have to scare us all?
I'm a scary type of guy... that's why she ran away... lol
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What about all those pub-bands that do cover versions of popular songs? Are they all gonna be sued soon as well?
I think that's why pubs/bars/clubs pay an ASCAP fee. If they pay this then everyone is happy. 10 years ago my band played a bar/dive and we got them in trouble (fined) because we played a cover song. So after that they couldn't play the radio and live bands had to agree to play original music only. They shut the bar down 1 year later.
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Re: Re: Eninem's Publisher Sues Apple

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Eminem is a commercial product.
Eminem's a chump too... the Vanilla Ice of the zero's..
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:20 AM   #22
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Apple should practice what they teach..."Don't steal Music"
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:21 AM   #23
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If anything, eminem should be paying Apple for endorsing HIS product...
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 08:22 AM   #24
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Re: Re: Eninem's Publisher Sues Apple

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Eminem is a commercial product.
Nice!

Or, to quote Bill Hicks on Billy Ray Cyrus, "a no-talent cracker @sshole."
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Isn't there the 8 sec rule... you can use something just as long as isn't more then 8 sec?
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