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Introduction

Rights management company HFA is now a defendant in the Eight Mile copyright infringement claim against music streaming service Spotify.

Highlights

  • Eminem's music publisher Eight Mile Style has filed an amended complaint with the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee Nashville Division against Spotify.
  • The new filing adds the Harry Fox Agency (HFA) as a defendant, accusing the rights management provider of material contributions to the enablement of Spotify’s copyright infringement through a joint conspiracy to distribute fraudulent collection statements.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the case brought by Eight Mile against the music streaming service Spotify.
  • The note explains why HFA has been added as a defendant.

Key questions answered

  • What part is HFA alleged to have played in the copyright infringement action brought against Spotify by Eight Mile?
  • Why has Spotify pointed the finger of blame at Kobalt Music Publishing?

Table of contents

Omdia view

  • Summary
  • Claims and counterclaims in Eight Mile Spotify dispute
  • Recap of Eight Mile’s claims
  • HFA added in a filing amendment

Appendix

  • Author