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Eminem publisher sues Facebook over song use

Eminem's publisher has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over claims they used one of his songs in an advert without permission.

The Detroit Free Press reports that a 12-page complaint has been issued against the social networking company for their use of the 2000 track 'Under The Influence'.

Eight Mile Style claim that Facebook didn't ask for permission to use the song on the advert, which was broadcast during a Mark Zuckerberg webchat on April 4.

The lawsuit says that a new version of the advert featuring different music was uploaded online days after in order to replace the original clip - "an admission that Facebook knew it had infringed", the publishers say.

As previously reported, Eminem was recently pictured in the studio alongside fellow rappers Royce Da 5'9" and Big Sean.

His last album meanwhile came in the shape of 2010's 'Recovery'.





Listen to Eminem's 'Under The Influence' below: