Eminem’s Ring Thing

Eminem -- Marshall Mathers IIIWord in the hood is that Eminem (Marshall Mathers III) is suing some ringtone companies to get them to stop selling ringtones based on his music…an important statement is buried towards the bottom of the article: “We’re going to be going after any ringtones or karaoke companies who use his songs without getting the proper licenses,” Hertz said to the News. So it’s not really the fact that its ringtones or karaoke songs that is an issue, but that the companies have (allegedly) failed to obtain the proper licenses, which infringes copyright. It’s not a hundred percent clear but I think the ringtones refered to are monophonic or polyphonic, which require less rights than a realtone or full track song.
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