More than $250 million in damages are being sought by the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA).
The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) sued Twitter, alleging that the social media platform “permits and encourages infringement” for financial gain.
It claims that after Elon Musk acquired the business, the situation remained the same.
Twitter continues to “reap huge profits from the availability of unlicensed music without paying the necessary licensing fees for it,” according to the NMPA, which represents companies like Sony Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, and the Universal Music Publishing Group.
It went to claim that Twitter now has an “unfair advantage” against rivals who purchase music licenses, including TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat.