Spotify's $150 Million Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
Popular music streaming Spotify service was recently hit with a $150 million for music artists who are taking issue with the way the service pays royalties for its music. The lawsuit, filed in California federal court, alleges that Spotify continues to “unlawfully reproduce and/or distribute copyrighted musical compositions … to more than 75 million users via its interactive commercial music streaming service.” Spotify allows listeners to select from and hear an on-demand large library of songs even though the listener does not own any of the music. For several years now, artists have complained that the way Spotify pays out royalties for its music is unfair to the musicians.
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