Report: Genius Lyrics Site Accuses Google of Stealing Content

Breitbart | 6/16/2019 | Staff
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Lyric media website Genius accused Google of stealing its content amid rising interest in investigating the search giant for potential antitrust violations.

Genius.com said its traffic has dropped over the past several years because Google has been stealing its content and publishing lyrics on its own platform.

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Google denies the accusation; however, the report arises amongst interest in investigating America’s largest tech companies.

The Donald Trump Department of Justice (DOJ) is reportedly preparing for an antitrust investigation of the search giant.

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Genius said that it notified Google in 2017, as well as in April of this year, that it had copied transcriptions on Google’s websites. The April letter warned that reusing Genius’ transcriptions breaks the Genius terms of service, and also violates antitrust law.

“Over the last two years, we’ve shown Google irrefutable evidence again and again that they are displaying lyrics copied from Genius,” Ben Gross, Genius’ chief strategy officer, said in an email to the Wall Street Journal.

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Gross revealed that the company used a watermarking system to embed patterns in the formatting apostrophes. Genius reportedly found more than 100 examples of songs on Google that came from its site.

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