Vietnamese know-how agency VNG is suing TikTok, the favored short-form video app, saying it doesn’t have sufficient licences for the songs being utilized in its movies, sources mentioned on Monday.
VNG is accusing the Chinese language-owned firm of utilizing audio tracks owned by Zing, a VNG subsidiary, with out the corporate’s consent, two sources aware of the difficulty mentioned.
A authorized doc from the individuals’s court docket of Ho Chi Minh Metropolis seen by Reuters seeks damages from TikTok and calls for that it ceases use of Zing’s music.
“VNG requests TikTok take away all music segments taken from Zing information from each the TikTok utility and web site, and an indemnification for damages of over VND 221 billion (roughly Rs. 70 crores),” learn the doc.
TikTok and VNG didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.
VNG is a Vietnam-based know-how agency based in 2004, recognized for its on-line video games, music streaming and messaging functions.
TikTok has soared in recognition in Vietnam, the place it recorded 10 million customers as of August with hundreds of thousands of short-clip uploads to the platform, official knowledge confirmed.
However some music rights-holders say TikTok doesn’t have sufficient licences for the songs being utilized in its movies.
“Notably, TikTok has launched a really sophisticated enterprise mannequin to keep away from copyright compliance in Vietnam,” the Vietnam Music Affiliation mentioned in a response to questions from Reuters.
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