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Meta Fails to Escape Swedish Label’s Suit Over Music on ‘Reels’

Nov. 29, 2022, 4:22 PM

Meta Platforms Inc. was unable to shake a copyright infringement lawsuit from a Swedish music label after a San Francisco federal judge denied the social media company’s motion to dismiss.

Epidemic Sound AB alleged in its July complaint that Meta’s Facebook and Instagram short-form video sharing services contain 950 unauthorized music tracks in their libraries that users incorporate into videos. The music label, which owns and distributes tens of thousands of tracks that are used in video content, is seeking $142 million in damages.

Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley ruled in a two-page order Monday that Epidemic had made sufficient factual ...