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Puerto Rican rapper, singer and record producer Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, known professionally as Bad Bunny, has issued proceedings against a fan who recorded videos during a recent concert and uploaded them to YouTube.

In documents filed with the court, Bad Bunny claims that Eric Garrone, a fan who attended his Salt Lake City concert back in February, has infringed Bad Bunny’s copyrights by recording and uploading ten songs to his own YouTube channel.

The proceedings come after Bad Bunny allegedly submitted a takedown request to YouTube have the content taken down for breach of his intellectual property rights. The same was ultimately countered by Garrone, who made arguments in favour of keeping the videos up.

Bad Bunny argues the videos are high-quality recordings of his full songs, and that their presence on Garrone’s YouTube channel limits views and revenue on the singer’s official page.

Bad Bunny is seeking financial and injunctive relief. It is to be seen in whose favour the court will decide.

If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com.

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