Second Suit Targets Spotify For Copyright Infringement
January 11, 2016 at 4:23 AM (PT)
Another copyright infringement lawsuit intended to be a class action suit on behalf of songwriters and publishers has been filed against SPOTIFY.
The LOS ANGELES TIMES reports that the latest filing in U.S. District Court in LOS ANGELES on FRIDAY (1/8) was made on behalf of lead plaintiff MELISSA FERRICK and seeks $200 million in damages, alleging that SPOTIFY failed to to properly notify the copyright holders before it distributed the songs in order to obtain licensing for all the songs it streamed, including FERRICK's songs streamed about a million times.
The suit follows CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN and CRACKER leader DAVID LOWERY's lawsuit, filed DECEMBER 28th, in seeking class action status to recover payments from the music streaming service.