New Zealand conservatives ordered to pay Eminem £315000 for copyright breach

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Eminem's Lose Yourself, which appeared in the rapper's 2002 film 8 Mile, is one of his biggest hits.

According to a spokesperson for the rapper, Eminem intends to donate the proceeds from the settled case to hurricane relief efforts to provide aid to those affected by the recent destructive storms.

"The ruling clarifies and confirms the rights of artists and songwriters", Adam Simpson, the lawyer for Eight Mile Style told the publication. (RTE News)New Zealand political party ordered to pay $415K for using song similar to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" in ad. "You own it, you better never let it go".

The track used in the National Party advert was entitled "Eminem Esque" and licensed through an Australian production house.

The judge based the amount of the award on a hypothetical licence fee that the party might have paid to use the song - although Eight Mile Style rarely grants permission to use Lose Yourself in advertising.

The National Party said it was disappointed with the ruling. He said the party bought the music in good faith in the Australian library that he bought from a United States supplier.

"Eminem Esque" was featured in Party advertisements and played on television, the internet and at a Party conference in the lead up to the 2014 election.

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