Eminem's latest legal battle comes to a close.
Eminem's latest court case (which led to some unintentional awkward humor) has finally come to a close, with the judge planning on taking three months to render her decision. The lawsuit was filed by Em's team when a New Zealand political party used a song that was basically the "Lose Yourself" instrumental in a campaign ad.
The song in question, simply titled "Eminem esque," was compared to the original, leading to an acoustic rendition by Jeff Bass, one of the track's producers. Bass referred to "Eminem Esque" as "Lose Yourself Lite," while the defense claimed "Lose Yourself" lacked originality in the first place. Moreover, they claimed that soundalikes have become a well established means of ducking copywrite infringement.
Suffice it to say, it seems like Eminem is poised to take a W on this one. The songs are no doubt similar, and it's only a matter of time before a final decision is made.