Google Stole Genius' Lyric Transcriptions, 2nd Circ. Told

By Rachel Scharf (October 27, 2021, 4:21 PM EDT) -- An attorney for lyrics website Genius urged the Second Circuit on Wednesday to revive a lawsuit accusing Google of pilfering its content, arguing that Genius has contractual ownership over song transcriptions and simply wants to protect its "substantial investment."

In oral arguments before an appellate panel, Marion R. Harris of Pryor Cashman LLP said a Brooklyn federal judge was wrong to ax Genius' December 2019 suit aiming to stop the Alphabet Inc. unit's alleged practice of using Genius-compiled lyrics in its own "information boxes" when users search for a song.

U.S. District Judge Margo K. Brodie found in August 2020 that...

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