Mystery Redaction in Spotify Filing for Eight Mile Style Lawsuit


Why are people not outraged at this? Most outlets have brainwashed people into thinking that the new law for copyright is great. But there are so many unanswered questions.

Music Technology Policy

“We never get accustomed to being less important to other people than they are to us.”

Holly Martins in The Third Man by Graham Greene

As MTP readers will recall (especially newsletter readers), Spotify is being sued in Nashville by the publishers of a good chunk of Eminem’s extremely popular catalogs (on albums each streamed over 1 billion times on Spotify according to the press).  The lawsuit alleges that Spotify has failed to comply with the conditional (and highly controversial) reachback safe harbor under the Music Modernization Act’s Title I.  The suit also challenges the reachback element of the Title I safe harbor giveaway as an unconstitutional “taking”.  (The case is cited as Eight Mile Style, LLC and Martin Affiliated, LLC v. Spotify USA Inc., Civil Case No.3:19-cv-00736, U.S.D.C. Mid. Dist. Tenn., Nashville Div., Aug. 21, 2019.  You can read the complaint here.)

In pre-answer pleadings, Spotify has…

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