Google: We Don’t Scrape Websites 4 Song LyricsPC Magazine #Smart_HomeJune 19, 2019
Google is pushing back on claims the company has been scraping song lyrics from music website Genius.com.
According to The Wall Street Journal , the music website has found more than 100 examples of Google’s search engine taking its lyrics and displaying them over “information panels,” which will appear as the top result on song lookups.
“They (Google) have known about this for two years and it’s clearly unfair and anticompetitive,” Genius told PCMag in a statement.
However, Google say it’s done nothing wrong by displaying the song lyrics.
Nevertheless, Google is making a change to the search engine in response to the lyrics lifting controversy.
Why the copying took place was due to an accidental mistake, according to LyricFind, a third-party company that supplies Google with the song lyrics.
LyricFind sources its content directly from the artists, songwriters and record labels, in addition to user submissions and other music websites.
“Genius claims, and the WSJ (The Wall Street Journal) repeated, that there are 100 lyrics from Genius in our database,” LyricFind added.
So far, Genius hasn’t responded to Google’s or LyricFind’s new statements.
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