The song publisher for Eminem suing Facebook and its ad agency, claiming they infringed the Detroit rapper’s copyright. They assert that a 30-second ad dubbed Airplane to announce Facebook Home copied music from Eminem’s 2000 song Under the Influence.

While the song in the ad was eventually changed, the suit contends the alteration “was an admission that Facebook knew it had infringed” on the Eminem song. The ad agency responsible was the firm behind Eminem’s Super Bowl spot with Chrysler in 2011 that featured an authorized version of Lose Yourself.

Eight Mile Style took on Apple Inc. and reached an out-of-court settlement with the publisher in 2005 after using Eminem’s Lose Yourself in an iPod commercial without permission. In another case, Audi agreed to a settlement in 2011 after using a song similar to Lose Yourself in a European promotional clip.

Source: Detroit Free Press