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Google, Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole To Use Songs, Not Pay Songwriters

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Hypebot reports: “Two vastly wealthy multinational media companies are exploiting a copyright law loophole to sell the world’s music without paying royalties to the world’s songwriters on millions–millions–of songs. Why? Because Google and Amazon–purveyors of Big Data–claim they “can’t” find contact information for song owners in a Google search. So these two companies are exploiting songs without paying royalties by filing millions of notices with the Copyright Office at a huge cost in filing fees that only megacorporations can afford–an unprecedented land grab in nature, size and scope.That’s right–Google and Amazon are falling over themselves to use their market power to stiff songwriters yet again.”

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