Eminem and Apple have
settled a copyright infringement lawsuit, after the rapper accused the computer
giant of using one of his songs without permission.
Eminem’s Eight Mile Style filed the lawsuit in U.S. District
Court in Detroit against Apple last year, claiming that the company used his
chart topping song “Lose Yourself” in a commercial for Apple’s
popular Ipod digital music player illegally.
According to the original lawsuit, Apple CEO Steve Jobs called
Eight Mile Style's manager Joel Martin to request permission to use the song,
but was the request was turned down.
“Eminem has never nationally endorsed any commercial products,"
the lawsuit read. "Any endorsement deal would require a significant amount
of money, possibly in excess of $10 million dollars."
According to lawyers for Em’s Eight Mile Style, all parties
involved in the lawsuit were able to reach an amicable agreement.
featured a 10-year-old singing Em’s lyrics. The commercials appeared on
Apple’s website and ran on MTV for a brief period as well.