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Eminem Files Lawsuit Against Facebook

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Rapper's Publishing Company Sues Over Ad Music
10:30PM ET May 21st, 2013
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company

Eminem Files Lawsuit Against Facebook

Eminem and his publishing company Eight Mile Style LLC have filed a lawsuit against Facebook for the unlawful use of the D12 song âUnder The Influence.â Facebook posted a Wieden + Kennedy ad that used music believed to be "Under the Influence." The ad was soon altered, but the lawsuit says that the hasty re-editing of the clip confirms that Facebook was aware of its infringement.

âThe alteration of the Airplane advertisement was an admission that Facebook knew it had infringed on the Eminem/D12 Composition,â states the lawsuit.

It also says that the ad agency mistakenly assumed that Dr. Dre produced the song.

âCounsel falsely and wrongfully alleged that Andre Young, professionally known as Dr. Dre, composed âUnder the Influence,ââ read the lawsuit. âYet, a simple Internet search of the Eminem/D12 Composition would have revealed that âUnder the Influenceâ 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 âUnder the Influence.ââ

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