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Twitter/X Asks Court to Dismiss $250m+ Music Piracy Lawsuit * TorrentFreak


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Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, has submitted a motion to dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit filed by several prominent music labels earlier this year. With a potential quarter billion dollars in damages at stake, X argues that the liability claims are insufficient to state a proper copyright infringement claim.

xUnder U.S. law, online service providers must respond to takedown notices and implement a meaningful policy to terminate the accounts of repeat infringers.

Many of the large social media platforms stick to these rules, but according to a lawsuit filed by several prominent music companies earlier this year, X is not among them.

‘Breeding Mass Copyright Infringement’

In a complaint filed at a federal court in Nashville, Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI and others accused X Corp of “breeding” mass copyright infringement. The company allegedly fails to respond adequately to takedown notices and lacks a proper…

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