Eight Mile Style, Eminem’s music publishing company, is suing Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and its ad agency for using Eminem’s song without seeking permission.
The music publisher claims Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy used Eminem’s song “Under the influence” during YouTube and television ads without seeking consent.
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Facebook As Broadcast Online Copied Eminem’s Song
A federal law suit was filed by Eight Mile Style in Detroit on Monday alleging that a 30-second Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem’s 2000 song “Under the influence”.
Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)’s advert “Airplane” was played at an event in April to unveil Facebook Home, its new mobile software, which is an interface for Android phones.
After the advert was first released online by Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB), the company later changed the composition of the background music and re-released the video. Taking a cue from the alteration, the lawyers representing Eight Mile Style