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Spotify Class Action Lawsuit
Christian Eede , January 11th, 2016 13:56

Streaming service hit with second lawsuit in as many weeks

Spotify has been hit with its second class action lawsuit in as many weeks with Massachusetts-based songwriter Melissa Ferrick accusing the streaming service of uploading her music to the platform without correctly licensing her work. She is seeking $200 million from the company for the alleged oversight.

As the Los Angeles Times reports, Ferrick is seeking the money on behalf of all songwriters whose copyright has apparently been infringed by Spotify. The lawsuit comes after a similar action was taken by Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven frontman David Lowery. Ferrick’s complaint says that her songs have been streamed “approximately one million times” since they were made available on Spotify.

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