Bloomberg Law
April 1, 2022, 9:32 PM

Spotify CEO Must Sit for Deposition in Eminem Copyright Case

Isaiah Poritz
Isaiah Poritz
Legal Reporter

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek will have to sit for a deposition in a copyright infringement case concerning whether the music streaming platform had the appropriate licenses to stream hundreds of songs by rapper Eminem.

A Tennessee federal court ruled Thursday that Eight Mile Style LLC, the publisher which owns the copyrights to Eminem’s songs, established that deposing Ek was relevant and proportional to the case, and wouldn’t cause and him unnecessary annoyance or burden.

The publisher sued Spotify USA Inc. in 2019 for intentionally infringing the copyrights to 243 Eminem songs, including the Oscar award-winning “Lose Yourself,” by pretending to ...

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