Written By: - Date published: 4:20 pm, December 19th, 2018 - 27 comments
The Court of Appeal has determined that National should pay Eminem $225,000 for use of his music. This may create rather large legal problems for them.
Written By: - Date published: 9:16 am, May 10th, 2017 - 44 comments
The political right wing has been kicking itself in the head all over the courts recently. For those of you keeping score at home we have…
Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, May 1st, 2017 - 41 comments
Today National, party of personal responsibility and property rights, is in court for allegedly ripping off work the work of Eminem. How stupid do you have to be to make the same mistake twice?
Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, March 10th, 2016 - 24 comments
… but the courts may beg to differ.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, June 19th, 2015 - 25 comments
Donald Trump has attracted adverse comment for using Neil Young’s song “keep on rocking in the free world” during his campaign launch. There are a number of other examples, both local and in the US, where right wing candidates have misappropriated progressive musicians’ music for campaign purposes.
Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, September 16th, 2014 - 11 comments
Written By: - Date published: 3:11 pm, September 16th, 2014 - 182 comments
Eminem is suing the National Party for breaching his copyright in the song “Lose yourself” used by National in its campaign video. Stephen Joyce previously claimed that National had the full rights to use it. But it appears that this may not be the case. Update: There may be some interesting legal issues for National if it loses in terms of its spending cap and the Electoral Commission broadcast allocation.