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Eminem's Misguided Lawsuit Against Apple Over iTunes Set To Start

from the apparently-not-yet-settled dept

Back in 2007, we noted that Eminem's publisher was suing Apple for offering Eminem tracks on iTunes. Apple pointed out that it had an agreement with Eminem's record label, and we wondered why Eminem wasn't suing Universal Music, rather than Apple. So, earlier this year, when Eminem and Universal Music went to court we assumed that the lawsuit had been refocused on the proper party. Apparently, we were wrong. The lawsuit against Apple is scheduled to begin Thursday if no agreement is reached today. However, remember that lawsuit against Universal earlier this year? Well, Universal won, with the court saying that Universal had the right to distribute digital offerings. So... why is the lawsuit against Apple still going forward? Am I missing something...?


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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 12:04pm

    Will the real GreedyBastard please stand up.

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 12:33pm

    Should be a fun court record....

    Stenographer: Will the plantiff identify themselves for the record?

    Plantiff: Hi! My name is....my name is....my name is....tchiki tchiki Slim Shady!

    Judge: Mr. Shady, I never expected to see you actually attempting to get IN to court, but here you are.

    Plantiff: Guess who's back? Back again? Shady's back...tell a friend.

    Judge: Would Andre, Mr. Shady's counsel please ask his client to refrain from rapping in court?

    Counsel for the plaintiff: Bitch please, you must have a mental disease, assume the position and get back down on your knees.

    Judge: Okay, I'm going to need a 15 minute recess, a chainsaw, and fifteen minutes alone in my chambers with plaintiff and his counsel.

     

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    scarr (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 12:33pm

    Meanwhile, Eminem's protege 50 Cent is cool with file sharing. Weird.

     

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    Robert Ring (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 12:35pm

    He's got somethin' to say!

     

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    :Lobo Santo (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 12:42pm

    Re: Should be a fun court record....

    That comment would have been SO much better as a short film...

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 12:53pm

    Re: Re: Should be a fun court record....

    I know, I kind of actually want to put this together using some sound drops from the music and myself and my gf acting as judge and stenographer. I wonder if I uploaded it to youtube.com, TD would do a story on it :)

     

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    GuardBoy, Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 1:08pm

    Re: Re: Re: Should be a fun court record....

    Watch out, Slim Shady will take you to court next ;)

     

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    Dark Helmet (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 1:10pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Should be a fun court record....

    Would showing up in a full Dark Helmet outfit be Contempt of Court?

    I mean, in all fairness, I truly DO have nothing but contempt for our court system, so that'd make sense....

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 1:37pm

    They make everyone waste more money if the judge throws it out the day the trial is set to start. Simple.

     

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    roxanneadams (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 1:42pm

    Re: Should be a fun court record....

    Counsel for the plaintiff: Bitch please, you must have a mental disease, assume the position and get back down on your knees.

    Judge: Okay, I'm going to need a 15 minute recess, a chainsaw, and fifteen minutes alone in my chambers with plaintiff and his counsel.

    Classic. Seriously classic.

     

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    The i-Team (profile), Sep 23rd, 2009 @ 2:19pm

    Re: Re: Re: Should be a fun court record....

    It could become the next big internet meme...

    Do it, for all of us ;-p

     

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    cKarlGo, Sep 24th, 2009 @ 4:32am

    How about...

    if we all just promise not to buy any of his crappy "music?" If I wanted to hear stuff like that, I'd just stick pull the cat's tail real hard, anyway...

     

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    Tuneupreview, Jan 24th, 2010 @ 11:41am

    I can not make sense of that either

     

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