Eminem's Battle With Apple Rages On
Â Eminem’s court battle with Apple continues, as the rapper’s publishing company Eight Mile Style is suing the tech company for copyright infringement. According to the Associated Press, Eight Mile Style claims that Apple illegally offered 93 songs from the Eight Mile Style catalog on the company’s iTunes service.
Apple has denied the allegations, claiming that the songs in question were authorized by Aftermath Records.
The publishing company claims that Aftermath did not have the authorization to make deals on digital downloads.
The issue is scheduled to go to court this Thursday (September 24), where a judge will rule on the validity of Eight Mile Style’s claim.
The new lawsuit is the latest chapter in Eminem and Eight Mile Style’s ongoing battle with Apple and iTunes.
In March, FBT, a production company that worked with Eminem, unsuccessfully sued Apple, claiming they were entitled to 50% of all royalties generated from sales via iTunes.
In May of 2005, Apple was forced to pull an iPod ad that featured an actor singing the lyrics to Eminem’s hit song “Lose Yourself.
Eminem sued Apple over that advertisement as well, but the two parties later reached an undisclosed financial settlement.