Judge allows publishers’ copyright case against Twitter to move forward

A federal judge is allowing music publishers to move forward with a copyright lawsuit filed against X Corp over allegations of widespread copyright infringement on the social media platform formerly known as Twitter.

In a split ruling Tuesday (Mar. 5), Judge Aleta A. Trauger tossed out major parts of the case, like the accusation that X itself directly infringed any music. But she allowed some of the lawsuit’s core allegations — that X essentially enabled illegal behavior by its users by refusing to crack down on them — to move ahead.