The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) today announced that it has filed lawsuits against SeekLyrics.com and LyricsTime.com, two unlicensed lyric sites that it says have refused to license or remove infringing content. The NMPA has also sent takedown notices to additional unlicensed lyric sites, all identified by Cracker leader, songwriter and University of Georgia researcher David Lowery. Lowery today also released an updated list of top unlicensed lyric websites that profit from advertising revenue, but do not compensate songwriters. There are over 5 million searches daily for “lyrics” on Google alone, and over 50% of all lyrics pageviews worldwide are...

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