Date: a month ago   Category: Economy

The website Genius reasonably accused Google of theft of lyrics

The website Genuis which publishes lyrics accused Google search engine of copying of materials without the permission.

of Google ignored this address, but Genius was caught "on hot" by the searcher by means of non-standard apostrophes.

Is known that Genius is one of the largest and most popular websites which publishes lyrics and the explanations of sense of phrases made by users. The website has the license for the publication of texts from owners. Not advertizing a resource earns tens of millions of dollars a year.

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However as it is noted, traffic of the website began to fall because the Google search engine issued to users full lyrics on the information panels in this connection they did not pass to the website Genius. In 2017 the resource directed the complaint, however the searcher did not react in any way.

Then Genius began to alternate in the texts usual apostrophes (') and apostrophes in the form of a comma ('). As a result with the same apostrophes also the Google search engine began to issue texts.

Is noted that in April, 2019 Genius wrote the new letter of Google in which emphasized that the searcher violates the license agreement and the antitrust law. However the company answered that for licensing of these data on information panels of Google there correspond third-party partners.

Only after an exit of the material The Wall Street Journal in Google said that will make investigation on this fact.

As notes the edition, this story shows how it is difficult for small technological companies to compete with Internet giant.

According to data of the analytical company Jumpshot Inc, in March, 2019 in 35% of cases users obtained necessary information on panels of Google search engine at once and did not follow the link to other website. At the same time among users of mobile devices this indicator was 62%.

Also WSJ reports that the Ministry of Justice of the USA prepares for new antimonopoly investigation concerning Google. we Will remind

, in March, 2019 the European Union fined Google $1.7 billion for violation of the antitrust law.



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