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The Eminem decision and National’s electoral return

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.

English savaged by John Oliver

Written By: - Date published: 9:10 pm, May 15th, 2017 - 15 comments

You know that old saying about not picking a fight with someone who buys printer’s ink by the barrel? If not, Bill, you really should look it up…

The right in court

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…

Eminem case could cost Nats big

Written By: - Date published: 6:53 am, May 2nd, 2017 - 82 comments

Eminem’s lawyer on the Nats’ email chain – “Also, the focus is on not just whether it’s an infringement. But whether they can shift liability to someone else.” Typical.

National in court – is “pretty legal” good enough?

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?

Lose yourself in the music

Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, September 11th, 2016 - 25 comments

While we’re enjoying the popcorn at Williams vs Craig, there’s another enjoyable court case coming next year shortly before the election…

Nats think “pretty legal” is good enough…

Written By: - Date published: 7:47 am, March 10th, 2016 - 24 comments

… but the courts may beg to differ.

Keep on rocking in the free world

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.

Flashback post: Poetic justice

Written By: - Date published: 3:39 pm, September 16th, 2014 - 11 comments

Irish Bill originally posted this on 1 December 2007. For no reason at all we thought it warranted a reprint, with a guest comment from David Farrar.

Eminem sues National

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.

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