Eight Mile and Audi Settlement Reached in Copyright Lawsuit

About two months ago we reported that Eight Mile Style, the publisher of Eminem’s copyrights, was suing the four-ring auto brand on copyright issues involving the use of backing track from Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song an striking similarities between the A6 Avant and Chrysler 200 sedan TV spots.

Now it looks like the two parties have managed to reach a settlement agreement, which can only mean that in one or another, Audi is admitting the mistake.

This puts an end to g all legal disputes between the two companies over the allegations that Audi has made unauthorized use of the song. While the exact terms of the settlement have not been officially disclosed yet, we do know that Audi has every intent to take actions that will benefit the Detroit charities.

“Audi has tremendous respect for Eminem and his works, and likewise for the “Imported From Detroit” campaign which was created by Chrysler, and certainly Audi would never wish to insult or harm those parties or their fans and customers,” a spokesperson from Audi stated.

“The recognition of the Intellectual Property Rights of third parties is a very important part of Audi’s corporate philosophy. Audi is pleased that this matter could be resolved amicably. Furthermore, Audi is proud to join the effort to support the revitalization of Detroit by contributing to selected social projects,” he added.

Likewise, a spokesperson for Eight Mile added, “Eight Mile is very pleased that this dispute could be settled quickly and amicably. Eight Mile is very impressed by Audi’s openness to discuss and reach consensus on the issues involved…”.
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