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Apple Music accused of violating the U.S. Copyright Act

Another day, another lawsuit. As reported by AppleInsider, a new lawsuit accuses Apple of violating the U.S. Copyright Act for streaming copyrighted music through Apple Music without first obtaining a license from the copyright owner. 

The lawsuit — filed by Pro Music Rights, a for-profit performing rights organization — focuses on unpaid royalties and ongoing infringement related to 15 registered copyrights covering a clutch of songs. PMR claims it’s attempted to contact Apple four times, but says the tech giant failed to enter into a license agreement.

PRM wants Apple to admit its misdeeds. It also seeks all revenue associated with playback of the claimed infringed works, statutory damages of $150,000 per each act of infringement and court fees. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.