### tvnz.co.nz Published: 7:34AM Tuesday September 23, 2014 US show mocks NZ over accent and National’s Eminem stoush
Source: ONE News
A British comedian has taken aim at an issue the National Party faced during its political campaign. In a clip posted on YouTube, John Oliver, who hosts the US show The Last Week Tonight, says New Zealand has re-elected Prime Minister John Key on Saturday, “despite a turbulent campaign with a major scandal that engulfed him earlier this week”. He then plays a ONE News clip, in which Wendy Petrie says: “Rap superstar Eminem’s become the latest to take pot shots at our Government.” Read more
### NZ Herald Online 4:17 PM Tuesday Sep 16, 2014 National Party sued over Eminem copyright infringement
By Kurt Bayer, APNZ reporter – Christchurch
US rapper Eminem is suing the National Party for allegedly breaching copyright by using his song Lose Yourself in its campaign advertisements. The Detroit-based publishers of Eminem’s copyrights have filed proceedings in the High Court at Wellington today. Eight Mile Style, LLC and Martin Affiliated, LLC are seeking damages for copyright infringement against the New Zealand National Party. The proceedings stem from allegations that unauthorised use has been made of Eminem’s Grammy and Academy Award winning song Lose Yourself in election campaign advertising run by the National Party in the lead up to the general election. Read more
Lawyers for Eminem also sued Apple over a licensing issue relating to Lose Yourself in 2009.
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### nzstuff.co.nz Last updated 11:24 14/04/2011 Copyright law: Net parodists target Nat MPs
From political grandstanding to internet laughing stock. It was a short step as MPs who lined up to praise the new bill fell prey to online gags. Internet users unleashed their frustration across the web in the form of parodies and satirical posts overnight, as Parliament moved to pass a controversial anti file-sharing law.
The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill, which aims to stamp out internet piracy, passed by 111 votes to 11 this morning.