Meta Hit With Massive Piracy Lawsuit Over Epidemic Sound Royalty-Free Music
Meta has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit demanding at least $142 million in damages. Epidemic Sound, a company that provides royalty-free music to YouTubers and other creators, claims that Meta hosts 94% of Epidemic’s music in its own library, none of it licensed. According to Epidemic, this has resulted in billions of illegal views across Facebook and Instagram.
Founded in 2009 and based in Sweden, Epidemic Sound has a library of more than 35,000 music soundtracks and 90,000 sound effects.
Licensing is offered on a subscription basis for as little as 9 euros per month and for that, personal creators can use Epidemic’s music and monetize a channel on YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram and Twitch.
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