How Streaming Services Protect Themselves From Lawsuits by Burying the Copyright Office in Paperwork

From the beginning, the inability of streaming services to accurately pay rightsholders represented an existential risk for streaming as a business model. Spotify and other companies could be liable for between $750 and $150,000 in statutory damages for each composition they stream without a license. Then it became an even bigger mess.

Source: Death By a Thousand Papercuts: How Streaming Services Protect Themselves From Lawsuits by Burying the Copyright Office in Paperwork

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