Wixen argued in that case that "The Settlement Agreement is procedurally and substantively unfair to Settlement Class Members because it prevents meaningful participation by rights holders and offers them an unfair dollar amount in light of Spotify's ongoing, willful copyright infringement of their works". He argued that the class action settlement was an "empty gesture" and claimed that the streaming service had failed to provide "compulsory license to make a mechanical reproduction of a musical composition".


The battle between songwriters, music publishers and Spotify intensified with the December 29th filing of the most serious lawsuit yet against the music streamer. According to the publisher that holds the rights to his music, Spotify didn't have the right to stream any of that music and now it's time to pay up for that and much more.

Additionally, Spotify is now engaged in another lawsuit with Bob Gaudio from Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who alleges that Spotify has failed to comply with a section of the U.S. Copyright Act by failing to send "notice of intention" to reproduce their music online.


Read Wixen's lawsuit above.


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