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Eminem's publisher sues Facebook over song usage

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FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) -

Eminem's song publisher is suing Facebook and an ad agency in Detroit federal court, saying they appropriated one of the rapper's songs.
 
In the complaint Monday, Ferndale, Mich.-based Eight Mile Style says a Facebook ad broadcast online last month copied music from Eminem's 2000 song "Under the Influence."
 
The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/10LFB2N ) the 30-second ad was featured in a webcast by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to announce Facebook Home, an interface for Android phones.
 
The complaint says ad agency Wieden+Kennedy of Portland, Ore., copied Eminem's music "in an effort to curry favor with Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook by catering to Zuckerberg's personal likes and interests, and/or to invoke the same irreverent theme" of the rapper's song.

Messages seeking comment were left Tuesday with representatives of Facebook and Wieden+Kennedy.

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Information from: Detroit Free Press, http://www.freep.com

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