Mixtape Madness

Click HERE to read the article in reference.

The digital platform Spinrilla is being sued by the Recording Industry Association of America under the accusation of copyright infringement.

The popular website/app is mostly used for the “distribution of unofficial hip hop mixtapes,” many of which include sound clips and recordings from copyrighted material. Though many of the popular artists featured in the samples got their start in hip hop by distributing similar mixtapes, the claim against Spinrilla is that there are many other outlets in which the aspiring hip hop artists can distribute their music–outlets in which the original content creators will still get paid royalties for the sampling. Among these other outlets are MixCloud, SoundCloud and Dubset.

This lawsuit is just another drop in the bucket of copyright infringement cases over the last few years. Ultimately, there will continue to be lawsuits similar to the one against Spinrilla as long as the Copyright law goes unchanged from its last update in 1976.


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