A federal judge says Eminem's copyright infringement claims over use of one of his songs in a commercial for Apple Computer can go forward. Apple featured a 10-year-old singing Eminem's Oscar-winning song Lose Yourself in an ad on MTV for the computer company's iPod music player and iTunes music service. On Monday, U.S. District Judge Anna Diggs Taylor ruled that Eminem's publishing company's suit can proceed against several companies, including MTV parent company Viacom and advertising agency TBWA/Chiat/Day.
Eminem lawyer Howard Hertz said he was pleased that Taylor allowed the case to go forward, even though she dismissed part of the case. "We will be able to get the documentation and depositions to find out what happened and assess damages," Hertz said. Eminem's lawyers say he has never nationally endorsed any commercial product. (Source: USAtoday)