NMPA Sues YouTube Network Fullscreen Over Copyrights

Law360, Los Angeles (August 6, 2013, 4:06 PM EDT) -- The National Music Publishers’ Association hit Fullscreen Inc., a multichannel network behind some of YouTube’s most popular channels, and its founder with a copyright infringement suit in New York federal court on Tuesday, saying Fullscreen illegally uses unlicensed musical works.

The lawsuit, brought by the trade association on behalf of 16 music publishers, including Warner/Chappell Music Inc. and Palm Valley Music LLC, raises allegations that Fullscreen directly profits from advertising revenue generated by unlicensed music videos on their channels but does not compensate songwriters or music...
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