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Apple Defends Use of Eminem Songs on iTunes

”Nowhere does it say only CDs,” Apple’s lawyer says. ”Nowhere does it say … not digital downloads.“

An attorney for Apple Inc. defended the company’s use of Eminem’s of songs on iTunes in court on Thursday, as a trial got under way in Detroit to determine who had the right to offer digital downloads of the rapper’s music.


Eminem’s music publisher and an affiliated company say their contract with Aftermath Records, which controls the recordings, did not entitle it to strike a deal with Apple to sell 93 songs over iTunes.

Apple lawyer Glenn Pomerantz said it’s a case of ”common sense.” ”Nowhere does it say only compact discs. Nowhere does it say … not digital downloads.”


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