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Lose Yourself again and again…


Nearly three years after Eminem sued a New Zealand political party for unauthorized use of the rapper’s “Lose Yourself” in a campaign ad, the trial over the lawsuit began Monday.

The 2014 ad for National Party candidate Steven Joyce used an unlicensed instrumental rendition of Eminem’s 8 Mile hit without permission; the music in the commercial even had the copyright-baiting title “Eminem-esque.”

According to the New Zealand Herald, in National Party emails revealed during the trial, one party member wrote, “I guess the question we’re asking, if everyone thinks it’s Eminem, and it’s listed as ‘Eminem-esque,’ how can we be confident that Eminem doesn’t say we’re ripping him off?”

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