Have you ever noticed how much you tend to look for the lyrics of a song on Google and no longer visit the Genius website because Google displays them since the beginning of the search results? Well, Genius says Google has been copying its lyrics for years and posting them directly on Google Search, preventing visitors from accessing its own site. And Genius says that he hid a Morse code message in the lyrics to prove that Google was doing it.
In 2016, Genius initially suspected Google of doing silly things when a software engineer discovered that Panda The lyrics of the songs on Google correspond to those of Genius. The song has lyrics difficult to understand The Wall Street Journal reports, but Genius had the error-free version of the lyrics directly from the artist.
"We found that Google's words matched our words," said Ben Gross, Genius's Chief Strategy Officer, The newspaper.
Genius informed Google in 2017, and then in April of this year, that the copied transcripts appeared on Google Search.
"Over the past two years, we've been showing Google irrefutable evidence over and over again, showing lyrics copied from Genius," Gross said.
What society has done to catch Google is to watermark the lyrics with apostrophes. Alternating simple and crisscross marks in exactly the same sequence for each song. When they are transformed into dots and dashes, the apostrophes spell the words Red hand, which is an intelligent trick.
However, Google claims that the words found in these "information boards" on its site are licensed to non-Google partners.
"We take data quality and creators' rights very seriously and hold our license partners responsible for the terms of our contract," said Google. The newspaper. In addition, Google issued a second statement stating that it is investigating the issues and terminating its agreements with partners that do not "follow good practices."
The report states that Google has partnered with LyricFind in 2016, but the company's general manager, Darryl Ballantyne, said The newspaper that he does not get his words from Genius, but relies on his own content team for the lyrics.