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Eminem sues Apple

by on01 August 2007


All your Itunes money is mine

Eminem has filed a federal lawsuit against Apple for allowing music downloads onto iPods without permission. The suit claims that Apple has not paid them for allowing downloads of Eminem's music.

According to Associated Press the suit involves 70 to 80 songs, including tracks from the Grammy Award-winning "The Eminem Show,".

Eminem wants more than $US75,000 for copyright infringement, unfair competition and a violation of the Michigan consumer protection act. It also asks for damages of up to $US150,000 per infringement or each time a song is downloaded.

Apple is refusing to comment, but Eight Mile Style, Eminem's record company said that record companies need permission from copyright holders before downloads can be authorised.

Although Eminem wants his music to be available, Apple should be approaching the publisher and not the record company Universal.
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