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mrpayroll
09-18-03, 02:21 PM
http://www.nbc4.tv/entertainment/2494166/detail.html?treets=la&tid=2651907710813&tml=&tmi=&ts=H

Woman Claims She's Not Been Paid For Use Of Music

POSTED: 1:09 p.m. EDT September 18, 2003

Eminem is feeling the heat from a 70-year-old grandmother over a piece of her late husband's music.

According to court documents obtained by TheSmokingGun Web site, Harlene Stein is suing her grandson (whose real name is Marshall Mathers), producer Dr. Dre (whose real name is Andre Young), label Interscope Records and seven other parties for allegedly sampling Ronald Stein's "Pigs Go Home" for Eminem's song "Guilty Conscience" without authorization.

Ronald Stein, who died in 1988, was a film composer. The document says "Pigs Go Home" -- an instrumental composition -- was featured in the 1970 Candice Bergen-Elliott Gould drama "Getting Straight."

The liner notes to "The Slim Shady LP" mention that "Guilty Conscience" contains an "interpolation" From "Pigs Go Home" but does not name Ronald Stein as composer.

Harlene Stein says she has not been paid for its use. Her suit does not specify monetary damages. The "Slim Shady LP" sold over five million copies, according to TheSmokingGun.

Eminem's representatives had no comment on the litigation.


He sure has problems with women. First his wife sues him, then his mom & now his grandmother! :lol: Who's next Hailie? ;)

Chris

GatorDeb
09-18-03, 02:41 PM
Everyone wants a piece of the pie. I'd give her the money if she can prove the grandfather transferred the copyright to her (which I doubt she can).

And hey Hailie's been featured on some songs... I hope he's giving her a nice allowance :D

Groucho
09-18-03, 02:49 PM
It's not his grandmother that's suing him, it's A grandmother.

Why do they always mention "grandmother" when talking about some old lady like it's an accomplishment? Stupid liberal media.

mrpayroll
09-18-03, 03:10 PM
Originally posted by Groucho
It's not his grandmother that's suing him, it's A grandmother.

Why do they always mention "grandmother" when talking about some old lady like it's an accomplishment? Stupid liberal media.

I was confused also, but it says this 'According to court documents obtained by TheSmokingGun Web site, Harlene Stein is suing <b>her</b> grandson (whose real name is Marshall Mathers),

Chris

Groucho
09-18-03, 03:17 PM
The NBC story is incorrect. They aren't related.

mrpayroll
09-18-03, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by Groucho
The NBC story is incorrect. They aren't related.

Really? Then this story isn't all that interesting anymore! Why can't they proofread a simple article?

Chris

benedict
09-18-03, 03:50 PM
<small>Originally posted by mrpayroll
According to court documents obtained by TheSmokingGun Web site, Harlene Stein is suing her grandson (whose real name is Marshall Mathers)</small>It was updated/edited a couple of hours later and now reads: <i><blockquote><b>"According to court documents obtained by TheSmokingGun Web site, Harlene Stein is suing the rapper (whose real name is Marshall Mathers)"</i></b></blockquote>

Jay G.
09-20-03, 02:57 PM
Originally posted by GatorDeb
Everyone wants a piece of the pie. I'd give her the money if she can prove the grandfather transferred the copyright to her (which I doubt she can).
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/201.html
(d) Transfer of Ownership. -

(1) The ownership of a copyright may be transferred in whole or in part by any means of conveyance or by operation of law, and may be bequeathed by will or pass as personal property by the applicable laws of intestate succession.