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Eminem’s management companies continue to pursue legal remedies against National.

The National Party’s rap battle with musician Eminem’s publisher over the use of a song in a campaign ad has been set down for next year.

US-based Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated are suing National over the use of the rapper’s song “Lose Yourself” in a 2014 election campaign video.

The party has previously said it got proper permission to use the song, but the publishers claim they never allowed it to be used in a political campaign.The trial will begin at the Wellington High Court on May 1 and has been set down for three weeks.

Three weeks seems rather excessive.  National paid for the rights.  They table the invoice and the bank statement showing they paid for it.  That’s two weeks, four days and seven hours left.

It’s hard not to infer that there is something behind all of this that isn’t quite public yet.

 

– NZN via Yahoo! News


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