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Spotify twice sued for copyright infringement

Spotify twice sued for copyright infringement

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Music service Spotify is in two separate lawsuits accused of copyright infringement.

That reports The Hollywood Reporter.

One of the lawsuits is coming from songwriter Bob Gaudio, of the musical group Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Gaudio claims that Spotify songs of him to offer, without here full licentieafspraken about are made.

In a second indictment of Bluewater Music Services is something similar claimed. The company has the rights for compositions of several well-known songs, including Guns ’N Roses. The prosecutor would want to copyright infringement damages of at least $ 150,000 (130,000 euros).

The accusing publisher and songwriter are responsible for parts of songs, such as text and background music. This licenses must be applied for.

‘Empty gesture’

Spotify said recently in a big lawsuit with publishers and songwriters for 43.5 million dollars. With that amount, had the company affected parties still licentiegeld pay. The plaintiffs call this a “false gesture” and are, therefore, still to the right stepped.

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