Music publishers sue Twitter over copyrighted song violations

Seventeen music publishers sued Twitter in Nashville on Wednesday, for enabling copyright violations by allowing users to post music without a licence.

Members of the National Music Publishers’ Association, including Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group, are seeking more than $250 million in damages for infringement of around 1,700 copyrights.

The lawsuit claims that the situation got worse since Elon Musk bought Twitter in October. The lawsuit also said that other platforms such as TikTok, Facebook, and YouTube licence music from publishers.

It also said that Twitter “routinely ignores” infringement by users posting tweets that include unlicensed music.

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