Twitter sued by music publishers

A group of 17 music publishers in the United States has filed a lawsuit against Twitter.

Alleging that the rights of about 1,700 songs have been infringed through the Twitter Platform.
The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has demanded more than $250 million (£197.7m) in damages.

The lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Nashville.
The NMPA added that Twitter ‘makes huge profits by making music available without paying the required licensing fees’.
As a result, Twitter is reportedly gaining an unfair advantage over competitors including TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat, which pay for music licenses.

They also mentioned that the situation worsened after Elon Musk bought Twitter.
Foreign media also reported that NMPA represents several companies including Sony Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management and Universal Music Publishing Group.


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