Aug. 5 Scheduling Hearing Set For Eminem’s 8 Mile Style Copyright Suit Vs. Facebook, Wieden & Kennedy
A scheduling conference in the copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by 8 Mile Style, the song publisher for hip-hop superstar Eminem, against Facebook and ad agency Wieden & Kennedy over the music used in the “Airplane” commercial for Facebook’s Home Android overlay, is set for Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. ET at the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse in Detroit, MLive reported.
Facebook and ad agency Wieden & Kennedy denied trying to be the real Slim Shady, responding to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Detroit in May by Eminem’s song publisher, 8 Mile Style, which alleged that the social network’s Airplane ad promoting its Home Android overlay used music from the rapper’s 2000 song, “Under the Influence.”
There are some Facebook pages that practically beg to be shut down. And then there are cases like that of design and pop-culture site The Cool Hunter, with Founder Bill Tikos claiming in a blog post that the site’s Facebook page, its 788,000 or so likes, and all of its content vanished with no warning or explanation eight weeks ago.
In yet another example of our speedy justice system, Facebook was declared the winner of a lawsuit originally filed in December 2008 against Power Ventures and Power.com, which accessed and stored users’ login information without permission.