Music streaming giant Spotify was recently sued for allegedly using songs without a license and compensation to music publishers.

A company called Wixen Music Publishing Inc. filed the suit which seeks $1.6 billion in damages in a California federal court. Wixen holds exclusive rights to songs such as Free Fallin” by Tom Petty, “Light My Fire” by the Doors, (Girl We Got a) Good Thing by Weezer and works of artists such as Stevie Nicks.

Spotify had already paid $43 million in a previous class action lawsuit which alleged that the company had failed to pay royalties for some of the songs that it streams.

 

Source: Reuters

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