Published Jul 31, 2007Ever wonder how Slim Shady fills his time during retirement? Well, he sues for lots and lots of millions, that's what he does. According to the Detroit News, yesterday (July 30) Marshall Mathers III, aka Eminem, aka Slim Shady, filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Apple Computer Inc. alleging it violated copyright laws by allowing unauthorised downloads of the rapper's music onto iPods.
Em's attorney Owen Sloane of Berger Kahn stated this is only the beginning for these types of suits, as artists will begin to fight for their rights to bigger revenue shares from music downloading.
In the suit "Eminem's music publisher and copyright manager, Eight Mile Style LLC and Martin Affiliated LLC, allege that although Apple pays a portion of the revenues it collects from Eminem downloads to recording giant Universal Music Group, Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated have never authorised Universal to allow the downloads."
This isn't the first time Eminem and his peeps have sued Apple. In 2004 they filed a suit over the use of the rappers "Lose Yourself" in TV ads for Apples iTunes store.