WHAT: Members of the National Music Publishers' Assn. filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement against Fullscreen on Aug. 6, alleging that the YouTube multichannel network (MCN) relies heavily on videos featuring independent acts performing unlicensed cover songs. The clips are monetized by selling advertising against them, but Fullscreen doesn't in turn compensate songwriters or publishers. The NMPA has been discussing with Fullscreen, Maker Studios and other MCNs how to properly license music and pay royalties.

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