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Eminem In Suit Against Facebook Over Ads

Eminem's song publisher is suing Facebook and its ad agency, claiming they infringed the Detroit rapper's copyright. In the complaint, filed in Detroit federal court, Ferndale, Mich.-based Eight Mile Style contends that a Facebook ad that was broadcast online April 4 copied music from Eminem's 2000 song Under the Influence. The 30-second ad, dubbed Airplane, was featured in a webcast by Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg to announce Facebook Home, an interface for Android phones. Some viewers at the time noted a similarity between the ad's music and Eminem's song.

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