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Introduction

Spotify has been hit with new legal action accusing it of willful copyright infringement.

Highlights

  • The lawsuit, filed by Wixen Music Publishing at the US District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division, claims that Spotify has reproduced and streamed music penned by its songwriters without permission.
  • The lawsuit, which is requesting the maximum statutory damages for each infringement, described a previous settlement between Spotify and a class action group concerning similar claims as inadequate.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains the latest legal action against Spotify in the US regarding its lack of mechanical licenses.
  • Reveals why Wixen has taken action and why the timing is particularly relevant.

Key questions answered

  • Why has Wixen sued Spotify for copyright infringement?
  • Why is the timing of the lawsuit particularly relevant?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Spotify faces new missing-license lawsuit
  • Wixen adds to the licensing procedure claims
  • Music Modernization Act introduction prompts filing

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