Thursday, 18 July 2019 07:43 GMT
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Eminem damages appeal in NZ gets rejected




(MENAFN) New Zealand's top court has rejected an appeal by U.S. rapper Eminem against a lower court ruling that reduced the damages a political party was ordered to pay for using music similar to his 2002 hit "Lose Yourself" in a TV commercial.

His music company Eight Mile was given NZD600,000 in damages in 2017 after a court ruled the use of the track was violating copyright.

The Court of Appeal later reduced that amount to NZD225,000 and Eight Mile appealed to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court said in its ruling: "We have considered these points carefully but we are not persuaded that they are matters of public importance or general commercial significance that would justify a further appeal."

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Eminem damages appeal in NZ gets rejected

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