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Genius Blames Google for Copying their Song Lyrics


“Genius” has accused Google for copying song lyrics from their database.  Genius Media Group Inc. depends on Google’s search engine to send music lovers to its website stocked with hard-to-decipher lyrics to hip-hop songs and other pop hits. Now Genius says its traffic is dropping because, for the past several years, Google has been publishing lyrics on its own platform, with some of them lifted directly from the music site. To prove this “Genius” used apostrophe cum watermark in lyrics and said they have found more than 100 examples of songs on Google that came from its site. When the two types of apostrophes were converted to the dots and dashes used in Morse code, they spelled out the words “Red Handed.”

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the Justice Department is gearing up for a new antitrust probe into the search company. Responding to allegation Google sent an official statement to Engadget quoting: “The lyrics displayed in the information boxes and in Knowledge Panels on Google Search are licensed from a variety of sources and are not scraped from sites on the web. We take data quality and creator rights very seriously and hold our licensing partners accountable to the terms of our agreement. We're investigating this issue with our data partners and if we find that partners are not upholding good practices we will end our agreements.”

For more information, visit https://www.edmsauce.com/2019/06/17/genius-accuses-google-copying-lyrics/

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