Music Publishers Launch Crackdown on Copyright Infringing Apps
The National Music Publishers’ Association has announced a crackdown on apps that use music without a proper license. The industry group filed a lawsuit against the music video maker Vinkle and sent cease-and-desist letters to nearly 100 other infringing apps. Meanwhile, Google and Apple are put on formal notice and requested to take swift action.
The music industry has battled against various forms piracy for several decades, but it’s hard to root out.
Many of the enforcement efforts are targeted at services or tools that offer pirated content, but there are less visible copyright infringement challenges too.
In recent years music publishers have repeatedly spoken out against online platforms that use their music without a proper license. These include TikiTok and Roblox, among many others.
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