Recently, a website called hitpiece.com launched. This website claims to sell NFTs of songs. The problem is that the website has no license or permission to use the songs. And the library of NFTs include some of the biggest names in the music industry and some of our personal favorites (Jackie Venson). The use of other’s music without permission very likely constitutes copyright infringement.
Under United States copyright law, the copyright holder has the exclusive right to reproduce and distribute their works (among other rights). And when hitpiece.com is reproducing and selling this music, they are very likely committing copyright infringement.
Rights holders have the power to stop this infringement and collect damages for hitpiece.com’s willful infringement. Copyright damages can be as much as $150,000 per work infringed, plus the award of attorney fees and expenses.
Artists have the power in this situation, but it takes working with experienced copyright attorneys that understand the NFT and digital music space.
If your music was posted for sale on hitpiece.com, please contact Revision Legal through the contact form below or call us at 855-473-8474.