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YouTube Must Face Suit by Grammy Winner Over Rights Protection

  • Suit by jazz musician to proceed, federal judge rules
  • YouTube’s Content ID system at the heart of the dispute
Maria Schneider poses with her trophies in 2016.

Maria Schneider poses with her trophies in 2016.

Photographer: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Alphabet Inc.’s YouTube failed to persuade a California judge to toss out a lawsuit by a Grammy-award winning composer accusing the video-sharing platform of not protecting her and other “ordinary” creators from unlawful copying and use of their work.

YouTube’s contentions in its motion to dismiss the suit are “unavailing,” US District Judge James Donato said in an order Monday.