Eminem Sues Facebook over Alleged Copyright Infringement
Eminem has sued Facebook for what he believes is copyright infringement on one of his songs, I guess we could see him rapping in court soon...
Eminem Sues Facebook For Their Use Of A Song Thought To Be Produced By Dr. Dre
Eminem and Eight Mile Style LLC
are suing Facebook due to what they believe was the social networking
site's unlawful use of the Eminem and D12 record "Under The Influence."
The popular social networking site Facebook has been hit with a lawsuit from Eminem
and his publishing company Eight Mile Style LLC due to what is believed
to be the unlawful use of the Detroit rapper and D12’s collaboration
“Under The Influence.”
According to AllHipHop.com,
the lawsuit states that Facebook posted a Wieden + Kennedy ad, which
promoted their new Facebook Home app and in the ad the music used is
believed to be “Under The Influence.” An altered version of the ad was
then released, but according to the lawsuit the edit was then taken as
Facebook’s acknowledgement of the unapproved use of Eminem and D12’s
“The alteration of the Airplane advertisement was an admission that
Facebook knew it had infringed on the Eminem/D12 Composition,” states
Ironically, Eminem’s lawsuit states that Facebook and Wieden +
Kennedy’s response to the cease and desist order, which was initially
placed, called out Dr. Dre although the mega-producer did not produce or
have any involvement with “Under The Influence.”
“Counsel falsely and wrongfully alleged that Andre Young,
professionally known as Dr. Dre, composed ‘Under the Influence,’” read
the lawsuit. “Yet, a simple Internet search of the Eminem/D12
Composition would have revealed that ‘Under the Influence’ was composed
by Marshall Mathers, III, and members of D12, including Denaun Porter,
Von Carlisle, Ondre Moore, R. Arthur Johnson, and DeShaun Holton. Dr.
Dre likewise did not produce ‘Under the Influence.’”
At this time, Eminem and Eight Mile Style LLC are suing Facebook and
the company that created the ad for $150,000 per infringement.