Apple and Eminem’s Music Publisher Settle Copyright Suit

The news coming out of Detroit these days–like this package from Time magazine–is mostly about the city’s economic decay. But for a week in September, a Motown federal district courthouse was home to an important music industry copyright bench trial that had the potential to change the way online music distributors obtain licenses.

Fittingly, the case pitted the music publisher of hometown hero Eminem against Apple. Eminem’s music label, Eight Mile Style, was seeking $2.58 million in proceeds allegedly derived from the sale of 93 Eminem songs via iTunes. As we previously reported, at the September 25 opening arguments, Eight Mile’s lawyer, Richard Busch of Nashville’s King & Ballow, told jurors that…

read entire article from source by Andrew Longstreth

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