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Genius.com accuses Google of copying its song lyrics

The Verge Sunday, 16 June 2019
Genius.com accuses Google of copying its song lyricsIn the last couple of years, if you type a song title into Google, you’ll get a box that includes the its lyrics, alongside the usual search results. It’s a useful tool, but one company that specializes in song lyrics, Genius Media, says that Google has been copying their lyrics for years for its search results.

Genius has been around since 2009, and it describes itself as a platform “platform for annotating clever rap lyrics,” and has since expanded into other types of music, and a place for music fans to annotate and discuss their favorite songs. Genius Media says that Google has been copying its lyrics, according to The Wall Street Journal. The site says that it’s brought up its complaint with the search giant for years.

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