May 1, 2017
Eminem sues New Zealand governing party over Lose Yourself
The party's lawyers argue it was not actually Lose Yourself, but a track called Eminem-esque which they bought from a stock music library. A lawyer for Eight Mile Style - a publishing group representing the artist - said Lose Yourself was "Iconic" and "Without doubt the jewel in the crown of Eminem's musical work". The backing track, Eminem-esque, was strikingly similar to Lose Yourself, which appeared in Eminem's 2002 film 8 Mile. Mr Williams said permission had only very rarely been given for use of Lose Yourself. The National Party denies being responsible for any copyright infringement.
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