Eminem's Publishers Go To Court Over Download Drama24 September 2009
Eminem's Publishers Go To Court Over Download Drama
The two parties have failed to settle a 2007 lawsuit over the tracks, which were offered to fans via the iTunes music service.
The heads of Eminem's music publisher, Eight Mile Style LLC, accused Apple of using their client's songs without permission. The publishers also sued Aftermath Records bosses, stating they had no right to approve the digital downloads.
The non-jury trial is expected to start in Eminem's native Detroit, Michigan on Thursday (24Sep09).
Eminem's publishers claim Apple gained $2.58 million (£1.72 million) from the iTunes downloads, including over $465,000 (£310,000) from the rapper's hit Lose Yourself.
The trial is expected to last five to seven days.
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