June 16, 2019 words

From the Wall Street Journal, Genius has accused Google of stealing its lyrics. Peep the Genius-made video below:

The Journal's full article goes in depth, but it essentially comes down to Genius putting a morse code sequence of straight and curved apostrophes (' vs ’) into it's lyrics to prove it's claim.

Google seems to have shrugged off the accusation blaming their 3rd party lyric providers.

This Wired article digs deeper into the anti-trust implications of the topic, and overall it's disheartening as a creator to see another site's content be skimmed with no consequences or impact.