Publishers for controversial rap star Eminem wants Apple to pay more than $2.2 million (£1.26 million) as part of a settlement over alleged copyright infringement. Apple and publishers at Eminem's Eight Mile Style reached a deal in October 2009 over royalties but the row rumbles on.

Eminem's publishers are again demanding Apple's executives pay up, after claims the rapper's songs had been sold on iTunes without permission. reports Eight Mile Style has filed new court documents, asking a District Court judge to enforce the settlement agreement. The newspaper adds Eminem is not a party to the lawsuit.

According to the publishers, Apple profited by as much as $2.58 million (£1.63 million) from the iTunes downloads, including over $465,000 (£293,297) from the 8 Mile soundtrack international hit Lose Yourself.