Drake Documentary Sparks Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group

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The manufacturing firm behind an unauthorized Drake documentary appears to have a bone to choose with Universal Music Group and now, they're taking the key report label to courtroom for having their doc pulled from streaming companies.

Drake Documentary Sparks Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group
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According to TMZ, Symettrica Entertainment is suing Universal Music Group for allegedly having their documentary on Drake taken down from streaming companies. Symettrica claims UMG despatched out notices to take down the music and video clips within the documentary, Drake: Rewriting The Rules. In paperwork filed in courtroom, the manufacturing firm claims UMG's transfer to tug the documentary, "has nothing to do with purported 'copyright infringement,' and every little thing to do with placating its artist Drake by making an attempt to suppress any commentary or criticism of Drake." 

The unauthorized documentary on Drake dropped on Vevo in November earlier than it made its method onto Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon on Jan. 16th. The manufacturing firm mentioned they obtained a discover from UMG the subsequent day and two days afterward, the streaming companies eliminated the documentary, saying they'd no different selection.

Symmetrica mentioned the usage of Drake's clips had been truthful use, claiming UMG induced them to lose a ton of cash. They need the courtroom to make it clear that the usage of the Drake clips does not infringe on copyright legal guidelines. 

To make it clear, Drake is not concerned on this lawsuit, solely UMG.