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Twitter Sued for $250 Million by Music Publishers Over Copyright Infringement

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Twitter Sued for $250 Million by Music Publishers Over Copyright Infringement

Twitter is facing a lawsuit from a group of 17 music publishers in the US, including Universal, Sony, and Warner Chappell, for alleged copyright infringement.

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) is seeking over $250 million in damages, claiming that Twitter enabled copyright violations for 1,700 songs by hosting them without permission.

The suit seeks up to $150,000 for each case as well as damages.

NMPA argues that Twitter’s refusal to reach licensing deals with publishers gives it an “unfair advantage” over competitors like TikTok and Snapchat that pay for music usage.

The group claims to have identified over 300,000 infringing tweets and accuses Twitter of not taking its legal obligations seriously.

The suit was filed at a federal court in Nashville and is addressed to Twitter’s parent company X Corp.

This article was updated 3 months ago

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