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Eminem’s Music Publisher Suing Facebook

Eminem's Music Publisher Suing Facebook

Facebook is being sued by Eminem’s song publisher.

In the complaint, Eight Mile Style contends that a Facebook ad that was broadcast online April 4th copied music from Eminem’s song “Under the Influence.”

The 30-second ad, dubbed “Airplane,” was featured in a webcast by Facebook’s chief Mark Zuckerberg to announce Facebook Home, an interface for Android phones.

Facebook thinks everything belongs to them.

Some viewers at the time noted a similarity between the ad’s music and Eminem’s song.

A version of the commercial featuring new music was posted to YouTube several days later. That version has also since aired on television.

The lawsuit contends the alteration “was an admission that Facebook knew it had infringed” on the Eminem song.

The Not Afraid hitmaker boasts 60,093,667 ‘likes’ on his page.


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