TikTok Allows Use of Others’ Likenesses, Voices, Content Class Action

TikTok, Inc. runs the TikTok social media platform where users can post videos and gain a following, but they can also advertise and make money. However, the complaint alleges that TikTok violates the Right to Publicity laws, because, it claims, it permits users to pirate the images, voices, and content of others to sell counterfeit  Read more

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Film-Makers’ Cooperative Copyright Infringement Class Action

New American Cinema Group, Inc. (NACG), which does business as the Film-Makers’ Cooperative, is a nonprofit custodian of some 5,000 avant-garde and experimental films by around 900 filmmakers. The complaint for this class action brings suit against NACG and its agent, MM Serra, for copyright infringement, among other things, pertaining to a film in its  Read more

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YouTube Facilitation of Copyright Piracy Class Action

The first lines in the complaint for this class action are, “This case is about copyright piracy. YouTube, the largest video-sharing website in the world, is replete with videos infringing on the rights of copyright holders.” The complaint names YouTube, LLC, Google, LLC, and parent company Alphabet, Inc. as defendants.  Read more

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Spotify Copyright Violation Settlement

Spotify, the digital on-demand music service, is paying more than $43 million to settle a class action alleging it made available for streaming or limited downloading music for which it did not have rights or a license for use. The complaint alleged the company had violated copyright laws.  Read more

Rhapsody International Music Copyright Settlement

Rhapsody International is settling a class action alleging that it violated the rights of certain music copyright holders. The complaint alleged that the company reproduced and distributed copyrighted music to its users via its music streaming service despite not having the licenses to do so.  Read more

Spotify Music Copyright Violation Settlement

Spotify has agreed to pay more than $43 million to settle a class action alleging that it made artists’ music available without a license. Spotify gives users on-demand access to digital music, and the complaint alleges that the company made certain compositions available for streaming or download without a license to do so, infringing on  Read more