Alf has every confidence in the outcome of the Eminem legal action against the National Party, which apparently will have its first day in court next week when lawyers for both sides meet to discuss process.
His constituents are well aware of the background, because it was a topic for discussion down at the Eketahuna Club just before the election.
That’s when some outfit based in Detroit, Eminem Publishers, announced it was suing National for alleged copyright infringement.
The company was arguing our original rowing-themed advertisement had a riff similar to that of Lose Yourself, the theme song for 8 Mile in which Eminem played a struggling rapper.
At that time the National Party responded by saying it believed it had correctly licensed the song from bodies which were established to represent the rights of artists in this part of the world.
But this Eminem mob are a persistent bunch, as we learned here at Stuff today: