TikTok sued over Musical·ly child-privacy protection issues
Another day, another legal headache for TikTok in the US. It’s not a new issue, but rather a new lawsuit about a familiar issue: whether the Musical·ly app that parent company Bytedance acquired and later merged with TikTok...
December 5, 2019
Genius sues Google and LyricFind over lyrics allegedly lifted from its site
The dispute between music-lyrics site Genius and Google may yet end up in court: the former is suing the latter plus its partner LyricFind for $50m. This all relates to Genius’ accusation in June that Google was serving...
December 4, 2019
Spotify faces another digital royalties-related lawsuit
Will Spotify’s lawyers ever be able to enjoy their Christmas dinners without a looming royalties lawsuit? The latest comes from independent music company Sosa Entertainment and its sister firm Pro Music Rights. MBW reports that...
November 26, 2019
UK High Court offers mixed ruling on TuneIn copyright lawsuit
The UK’s High Court has delivered its ruling on Warner Music and Sony Music’s copyright-infringement case against online-radio firm TuneIn. As is often the way of these things, both sides have claimed victory....
November 4, 2019
Lawsuits against Megaupload on hold until next April, possibly longer
The lawsuit against Megaupload and its flamboyant public face Kim Dotcom has been rumbling on for years. Since 2012, in fact, when his mansion in New Zealand was raided by 72 police officers. The resulting court action was...
October 15, 2019
Labels sue ISP RCN for enabling copyright infringement
In one sense, lawsuits by music rightsholders against ISPs around the music-piracy habits of their customers feel like a relic from The Bad Years of our industry’s recent history. Actually, though, they’ve been a factor...
August 29, 2019
Publishers slam Peloton over its copyright-infringement defence
Fitness startup Peloton’s decision to respond to music publishers’ copyright-infringement lawsuit with a counter-claim alleging anti-competitive behaviour has – and you may wish to sit down for this bombshell – not...
June 27, 2019
DJ Khaled tipped for Billboard lawsuit over US charts row
DJ Khaled recently lost out to Tyler, the Creator in a battle for top spot on Billboard’s US albums chart – but that battle could now spawn a lawsuit against Billboard by Khaled. That’s according to Page Six, which...
June 11, 2019
Apple sued over claims iTunes user data was sold to third parties
A class action federal lawsuit filed in California is accusing Apple of selling on information of users’ iTunes purchases to third parties. It is being led by three plaintiffs from Rhode Island and Michigan and they are...
May 28, 2019
Tech firms sued by estate of ‘Over The Rainbow’ composer
The estate of composer Harold Arlen is targeting a range of companies including Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft and Pandora, with a lawsuit alleging “massive music piracy operations in the digital music stores and streaming...
May 20, 2019
Apple will face consumer antitrust lawsuit over App Store
Apple has received a setback in an antitrust lawsuit focused on the way it takes a 30% cut of most purchases on its App Store – but this isn’t relating to Spotify’s complaint in Europe. Instead, it’s a...
May 14, 2019
Peloton files counter-claim against music-publishers lawsuit
Earlier this year, a group of US music-publishers sued fitness startup Peloton for copyright infringement, seeking damages of more than $150m for what they claimed was unlicensed use of some of their songs. The company...
May 1, 2019