Illustrative photo – Twitter logo on mobile phone, Oct. 14, 2022.
Washington – A group of music labels has sued Twitter for widespread infringement copyright. According to music companies, administrators of the social network do nothing against copyright infringement by Twitter users, writes Reuters today. They are asking Twitter for $250 million ($5.5 billion) in damages for infringing about 1,700 copyrights. Twitter did not respond to information about the lawsuit.
Among the entities that filed a lawsuit in court in the state of Tennessee, there are also large publishers such as Sony Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group. According to them, Twitter administrators allow music videos to be posted on the network without a properly purchased license and ignore copyright infringement. According to the publisher, this gives Twitter an unfair advantage over other social networks that act correctly.
According to the authors of the lawsuit, the problems with Twitter regarding music copyrights have been going on for a long time. However, they worsened after the social network was bought by billionaire Elon Musk last October. He made extensive cuts in the staff of the company that manages Twitter. “There is chaos in the internal affairs of Twitter related to the matters in this case,” the music publishers claim.