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A group of major US record labels has sued Twitter for ‘rife’ copyright infringement after sending more than 300,000 takedown notices. But how will Elon Musk—an outspoken copyright law sceptic—respond, asks Sarah Speight.
It seems that Twitter is in the news for all the wrong reasons these days. This time a group of 17 music publishers, including major record labels in the US, have sued the platform for up to $250 million in a bulk copyright infringement claim.
The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA), which represents labels such as Universal, Sony and EMI, accuses Twitter of infringing the compositions of hundreds of songs by allowing its users to post music to the platform without permission.
In the complaint filed on June 14 in a Nashville federal court, the group posits that Twitter is “rife with copyright infringement” and “awash” with videos featuring copyrighted works.
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