Spotify Subject to New Copyright Infringement Claim

Spotify Subject to New Copyright Infringement Claim by Mark Kaufman

The 19-billion dollar music streaming service Spotify found itself on the wrong end of a major lawsuit at the end of 2017. Wixen Publishing Inc. v. Spotify USA Inc. is still in the complaint phase, but the music industry press is already dissecting the merits of the case — as well as the possible implications of the verdict. Filed in the Central District of California, the case is another test of Spotify’s royalty payment practices after it settled a proposed class action worth 43 million dollars.

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