National party found to have infringed the rapper’s copyright in a 2014 election campaign advertisement that used strains of Lose yourself

New Zealand’s high court has ruled that the National party infringed on singer Eminem’s copyright and awarded the rapper NZ$600,000 in compensation.

Eminem filed proceedings against the National party in September 2014 for allegedly using an unlicensed version of his chart-topping song Lose Yourself in an election campaign advertisement.

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