Bad Bunny Sues Fan for Unauthorized Concert Uploads on YouTube

Bad Bunny Sues Fan for Unauthorized Concert Uploads on YouTube

Attending a Bad Bunny concert and capturing the experience on your phone may seem like a natural impulse, but one fan is learning the hard way that sharing that footage without permission can have serious consequences.

Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny has filed a lawsuit against a fan named Eric Guillermo Madronal Garrone for allegedly uploading unauthorized concert footage to his YouTube channel, MADforliveMUSIC, as reported by TMZ.

According to the lawsuit, Garrone purportedly recorded and uploaded full song performances from Bad Bunny’s Most Wanted Tour concert in Salt Lake City on Feb. 21 without the artist’s consent, thereby infringing upon the rights to his live performance music.

Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito, contends that Garrone’s uploads are leveraging his name and music to attract views and ad revenue to the fan’s concert YouTube channel instead of directing traffic to the rapper’s official page.

Despite Bad Bunny’s efforts to have the videos removed through copyright strikes, the lawsuit alleges that Garrone filed counterclaims to keep the videos online, prompting Benito to take legal action.

In response, Bad Bunny is seeking an injunction to prevent Garrone from posting any more footage from his concerts. Additionally, he is requesting either a flat fee of $150,000 per video or compensation for the actual damages incurred due to the unauthorized recordings.

As of now, only a few Bad Bunny videos remain on Garrone’s YouTube page, including an orchestra intro, an interlude, and a five-minute “encore” video featuring the rapper interacting with fans. Garrone’s channel also hosts footage from recent concerts by artists such as Rauw Alejandro, Rosalía, The Weeknd, Blackpink, and Beyoncé

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