Charming Beats is suing Apple Music over copyright infringement, “false and misleading advertising,” and associating a company with transphobia.” In 2017, Charming Beats took legal action against Apple for this. Today, Beats claims that Apple has profited from infringing on the copyright of two songs in their catalog.
“”Anything You Synthesize,” and “Caramelo” by French rapper Ninho “consists of a musical component which is an unlicensed reproduction” of their work.” The claim further alleges that “lyrics from “Caramelo” were displayed on an Apple website, along with a short excerpt and a link to listen to the full song on Apple Music. “Defendant APPLE’s promise that the full version of the Infringing Derivative can be streamed on its service is quite enticing,” says the filing.”
“The Charming Beats company claims that Apple’s ad included a video from performer DeeBaby encouraging people to listen to the entire song by joining Apple Music. “DeeBaby is the notorious performer that has been widely criticized for his transphobic statements,” says the company in a court filing. “Defendants have forced an association of the Copyrighted Track with transphobia which has damaged the Copyrighted Track.””
– Excerpt from an article for Apple Insider by William Gallagher. Read the full article here.
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