Spotify Accused Of Misleading Audio Co. To Steal Ad Software

Law360 (April 30, 2020, 9:04 PM EDT) -- A Canadian audio company on Thursday accused Spotify of stealing its user-generated advertising technology, a feat the streaming giant pulled off by pretending it was interested in entering into a partnership, according to a complaint lodged in Delaware federal court.

Toronto-based VoxTonePro said it shared the details of its audio ad creation platform with Spotify during several meetings. VoxTonePro was under the impression Spotify was going to partner with it, as Spotify had no such platform at that time, per the suit. But once Spotify got what it wanted, VoxTonePro was brushed aside, the company claimed.

Instead, Stockholm-based Spotify "scrambled to...

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