It’s not always that you understand the lyrics of a song. Especially, if you have an interest in Rap music! In such cases, a simple Google search is what we all resort to. In that process you must have encountered the domain name Genius.com.
Genius.com is an online platform that contains and publishes lyrics of a wide range of music. However, it engaged in a legal tussle with Google.com. The problem was that Google also started showing lyrics on its own, in its search results. Genius.com claimed that these lyrics, published by Google.com, were from Genius.com. But Google.com didn’t give any attributions for using their work which according to Genius.com was its copyrighted product.
Google.com argued that the lyrics published on its platform weren’t collected from a single or a group of websites. Rather, it got these from lyrics content providers. It also said there were multiple improvements in the lyrics as improved and more accurate kept coming on.
The judgment came in favor of Google.com. The court said although the lyrics used by Google.com might have been taken on Genius.com. It still cannot claim that its copyrighted products were stolen as Genius.com isn’t the actual copyright holder of these lyrics.