acebook, Instagram hit with massive music copyright lawsuit
Facebook and Instagram owner Meta has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit demanding at least $142 million in damages.
Epidemic Sound, a company that provides flat-fee royalty-free music to creators on YouTube, TikTok, and other social platforms, claims that Meta hosts 94% of its 35,000 song catalog without licenses. This has allegedly resulted in billions of illegal views across Facebook and Instagram.
According to Epidemic, 50,000 infringing videos and 30,000 new uploads containing Epidemic’s music are added to Facebook and Instagram respectively every day.