Eminem’s Grammy-winning song ‘Loose Yourself’ which was used in the movie ‘8 Mile’ was somewhat stolen by New Zealand’s National Party on one of their ads. The track on their ad sounded almost similar to the Eminem’s song.
The song was used without permission on an election ad in the year 2014. However, the video is now deleted from the National Party’s youtube channel.
New Zealand’s High Court finalized their decision earlier, last Wednesday (October 25) ordering to pay $415,000 to Eminem’s publishing company.
A picture of Eminem on stage, Source: Yahoo
The defense had argued that they didn’t copy the 100% track of the music. But now, Eminem has won the case and also earned the money for the damage caused by the New Zealand’s National Party.
Moreover, this is not the first time the rapper launched legal action over copyright. Back in the year 2004, he sued Tech-giant Apple, for using one of his songs in their television ad without his permission.