Media Article: Twitter Faces Music Industry Reckoning in Major Copyright Suit

Bloomberg write

The most surprising thing about the music industry suing Twitter over copyright infringement is that it didn’t happen sooner, according to attorneys who say the case will test the social media giant’s ability to raise a decades-old liability shield.

X Corp., formerly Twitter Inc., profits from rampant infringement while failing to remedy the problem, a slew of music publishers said in a June 14 complaint in a Tennessee federal court. Collectively, the companies hold the rights to millions of songs from artists like Rihanna and Taylor Swift, to Mick Jagger and John Denver. Twitter allegedly “rebuffed” calls for it to obtain licenses, unlike other social platforms.

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