Twitter Sued For $250 Million Over Alleged Music Copyright Infringement

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The NMPA is taking legal action against Twitter on behalf of 17 music publishers who represent the top artists in the industry. The lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Tennessee, alleges that the company sustains its business by using numerous unauthorized copies of musical compositions, thereby infringing on the exclusive rights of publishers and others under copyright law.
The publishers have compiled a catalogue of over 1,700 songs that they claim have been reported to Twitter for copyright infringement multiple times, but the company has taken no action. They are asking the court to impose fines of up to $150,000 per violation on Twitter.
According to unnamed employees cited by The New York Times, Twitter opted not to secure a music licensing agreement due to the high cost, which could exceed $100 million annually. The lawsuit also references Musk's tweets and the new Twitter Blue subscription package, which allows users to upload longer videos.
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The majority of the alleged copyright infringement on Twitter relates to music videos, live music performances, and other videos that feature copyrighted music. The lawsuit accuses Twitter of using these videos to increase the appeal of its platform and prolong the time users spend on the site.
The NMPA claims that Twitter has did not eliminate infringing content material even after being notified, and has endured to aid repeat infringers with out consequences.
Other most important social networks, which includes TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, have reached agreements with tune publishers and labels. The lawsuit mentions those deals.
Twitter has not provided any comment regarding the lawsuit. Since its filing, Musk has been tweeting about Tucker Carlson and crime in San Francisco. The new CEO, Linda Yaccarino, has not tweeted since sharing the content of her first letter to company employees.
According to the music publishers, Twitter's competitors all pay licensing fees to rights holders in order to use copyrighted music.
The lawsuit also highlights the significant layoffs that have occurred at Twitter under Musk's ownership, resulting in entire teams being eliminated. It also includes excerpts from two of Musk's tweets prior to the acquisition, which reveal his stance on copyright.
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