Eminem is taking legal action against Facebook, for unlawfully using his music without his consent.
Eight Mile Style (Eminem’s publishing company) have formally filed a lawsuit against the social media platform’s founder Mark Zuckerberg, after it allegedly created a 30 second advert containing music From Eminems single ‘Under the Influence‘ without obtaining copyright clearance.
The advert ‘Airplane‘ was used as part of a PR campaign for the new Facebook Home software available on Android phones. The advert has since been re-released using different music.
Facebook’s legal team have made a statement claiming that the track was originally, a “rip-off” of a Michael Jackson song that Dr Dre remixed.
The Eight Mile Style organisation are seeking damages of $150,000 per infringement.
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