4 Jul 2018

Eminem appeal: National seeks reduced damages payout

From Morning Report, 7:43 am on 4 July 2018

The National Party has asked the Court of Appeal to reduce the amount of damages it has to pay for breaching copyright in its 2014 election campaign. Last year the High Court found the music library track 'Eminem-esque' which backed National's election campaign videos, substantially copied the rapper Eminem's song 'Lose Yourself'. Justice Cull ordered the National Party to pay $600,000 to Eight Mile Style, Eminem's music publisher for the breach of copyright. Ann Marie May was at the hearing. She talks to Susie Ferguson.