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Tinder Co-founder Faces $250 mn Lawsuit: Report

The motion put forward by Rad claims that he specifically negotiated this contract because he "wanted protection if Match attempted to rob him of his Tinder equity."

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Tinder Co-founder and former CEO Sean Rad has asked the Supreme Court of New York to dismiss a $250 million lawsuit filed against him by the Match Group and InterActiveCorp (IAC), the present owners of the dating app.

Earlier in January, Match Group and IAC filed a lawsuit in Manhattan accusing Rad of secretly obtaining confidential information, files and other proprietary information before leaving the company, which violated his employment contract.

“In his motion to dismiss, however, Rad says the contract gave him the right to back up internal emails and hold on to those correspondences even after his tenure at Tinder ended,” The Verge reported on Monday.

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A man uses the dating app Tinder in New Delhi, India. (VOA)

The motion put forward by Rad claims that he specifically negotiated this contract because he “wanted protection if Match attempted to rob him of his Tinder equity.”

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“The contract specifically allowed Sean Rad to keep these documents, and IAC and Match are just mad that Sean retained the evidence that will expose their misconduct. We look forward to presenting that evidence to a jury,” the report quoted Rad’s lawyer Orin Snyder as saying. (IANS)

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Lawsuit Filed Against Google for Allegedly Copying Song Lyrics

As the lawsuit explains, Genius believes it caught Google and LyricFind by developing a unique watermark after it grew suspicious that Google was stealing the digital media company's content, the report added

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

Lyrics website Genius has filed a lawsuit against Google alleging that the latter copied lyrics from its song-annotation platform. Genius alleged that Googles practices are anti-competitive, and its lawsuit asks for $50 million in damages from the tech giant and a partner.

In the suit, Genius claims that the lyric licensing company LyricFind pulled lyrics from Genius’ pages, and that Google used those lyrics in its search result displays, Gizmodo reported on Tuesday quoting the Wall Street Journal.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

Genius, a platform that music fans can use to look up and annotate lyrics, said the tech giant has been copying its lyrics for years.

Genius first shared its hidden code and publicly accused Google of lifting lyrics five months ago.

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As the lawsuit explains, Genius believes it caught Google and LyricFind by developing a unique watermark after it grew suspicious that Google was stealing the digital media company’s content, the report added. (IANS)