The deputy general counsel position that has been open since Colin Stretch was promoted to vice president and general counsel in June is now filled, as Gibson Dunn Partner Ashlie Beringer will join Facebook in that role in mid-November.
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.”
Did Facebook’s ad agency, Wieden & Kennedy, lose itself in the music of hip-hop star Eminem while creating “Airplane,” a commercial for Facebook’s recently introduced Home overlay for Android? 8 Mile Style, Eminem’s song publisher, filed suit in federal court in Detroit against the social network and the agency, alleging that the ad used music from the rapper’s 2000 song, “Under the Influence.”