PC World reports that Eight Mile Style LLC and Martin Affiliated LLC allege Apple distributed digital downloads of 93 of rapper Eminem's songs without paying the appropriate compensation. Apple argues it obtained permission to distribute the tracks from Aftermath Records, the company that apparently owns the rights to the songs' sound recordings, and pays compensation to the company.
EMS is looking for a restraining order, a copyright infringement ruling and a tidy $16 million. Reuters reports that a conference is scheduled for Wednesday and could lead to the trial being averted. If all goes to plan, the trial will start on Thursday.
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