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UMG Sues Bang Energy for Copyright Infringement on TikTok

April 29, 2021, 5:30 PM

Bang Energy and its chief executive officer, Jack Owoc, “brag loudly” that their videos on the social media platform TikTok have attracted billions of views, a new lawsuit says, but they’ve “been silent” since some of the world’s leading record labels and music publishers demanded an explanation for their unauthorized use of copyrighted songs in more than 100 videos posted on their TikTok accounts.

That’s why UMG Recordings Inc., home to artists such as Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Drake, sued the energy drink company, whose official name is Vital Pharmaceuticals Inc., for violating copyrights and for contributing to such ...

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