The main music publishers in the United States filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday accusing Twitter of failing to end the “rampant” copyright infringement on the platform.
The National Association of Music Publishers (NMPA, for its acronym in English) claims the social network up to 150,000 dollars per work used, which would raise the demand to hundreds of millions of dollars.
“Twitter is the largest social media platform that has completely refused to license millions of songs on its service,” said David Israelite, chief executive of the NMPA, in response to a question from Afp.
“Twitter knows perfectly well that music is filtered, released and streamed by billions of people every day on his platform.
Twitter’s response to copyright complaints hasn’t improved since Elon Musk bought the platform late last year for $44 billion, the lawsuit claims.