Video of very serious lawyers listening to Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ is hilariously awkward
These very, very serious lawyers are definitely not losing themselves in this music or moment.
Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” was played for this unsmiling group of lawyers as part of a case alleging that New Zealand’s National Party breached copyright with a piece of music used in a 2014 campaign ad.
The case kicked off in Wellington High Court on Monday. Lawyer for the plaintiff Eight Mile Style, Gary Williams, says the party bought the music called “Eminem Esque” from a company called BeatBox, according to NewsHub. The party rejects the allegation.
Here’s the campaign ad in question:
“The song ‘Lose Yourself’ is without doubt the jewel in the crown of Eminem’s musical work,” Williams said.
The court heard the song with and without lyrics.
Williams said licensing fees for “Lose Yourself” are in the “millions of dollars” and the advertising community knows that the song is generally not available for use.
The case is set for six days. However it works out, we’re glad that it brought us this moment, we’ll never let it go.
You can watch the full video over at NewsHub, if you can’t get enough.