Spotify, Apple, Google, Amazon, Orchard, Deezer, Others Sued for Copyright Infringement

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A South African gospel singer, Seugne Botha aka Ms. Botha, has filed a lawsuit against Sony, Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google, Microsoft, Orchard, Deezer, Shazam, MediaNet, CD Universe and Saavn for copyright infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants via their streaming and music distribution services sold or streamed tracks of the plaintiff without a license or compensating the plaintiff with remuneration.

The musician accuses the defendants of using her name and photos on their websites in order to increase sales and generate revenue for themselves thereby causing great damages and unfair competition.

“International artists’ rights should be protected on the same footing as those of American artists,” says Botha.

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