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A New Zealand judge has ruled that the National Party breached copyright on Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself” when they used a similar song in their campaign ads.
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On Wednesday, a High Court ordered the party to pay Eminem 600,000 New Zealand dollars ($415,000) plus interest in damages.
“We think it’s a very strong judgment, and a cautionary tale for people who make or use sound-alikes around the world,” said Adam Simpson, a Sydney-based lawyer who represented Eminem publisher Eight Mile Style.
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