In the complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court, Eight Mile Style and Eminem's copyright manager, Martin Affiliated, say Apple allowed unauthorized downloads of the
"Eight Mile and Martin have demanded that Apple cease and desist its reproduction and distribution and Apple has refused," the complaint alleges.
An Apple spokesman had no immediate comment, The Detroit News reported. Lawyers for Eight Mile and Martin could not be reached for comment, the newspaper said.
The lawsuit is the latest move by Eminem's music publisher to protect the rights to his music.