eminemA Los Angeles jury on Friday found that rapper Eminem’s former publisher was not entitled to a higher royalty rate for digital downloads than what it received for traditional sales. The publisher was suing Eminem’s record label, Aftermath Records. The case was similar to a string of cases where music publishers have tried to prove that a digital download is akin to a license rather than a traditional sale. Royalty rates for traditional sales are set at a standard rate (mechanical rate) by a U.S. copyright board.


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