Spotify Hit With Massive $1.6 Billion Lawsuit from Music Publisher
03 January, 2018, 02:10
As The Hollywood Reporter revealed, Wixen claims that songs like Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" and the Doors' "Light My Fire" are amongst tens of thousands of songs that are streaming without a license and compensation. It's not the first legal hurdle Spotify has faced.
Their actual copyright lawsuit states under the segment "Nature of the Lawsuit, ' that "Wixen brings this action against Spotify for willfully infringing the copyrights in the musical compositions listed in Exhibit A (each a "Work" and collectively the 'Works")".
Additionally, Spotify was hit with two more lawsuits where the plaintiffs claim that Spotify hadn't fully complied with obligations under Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act. According to the publisher that holds the rights to his music, Spotify didn't have the right to stream any of that music and now it's time to pay up for that and much more.
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