Bad Bunny Sues Fan For Posting Concert Footage On YouTube

11 March 2024 | 3:13 pm | Jessie Lynch

The videos were allegedly full song performances posted to the fan's YouTube channel.

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Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny — aka Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio — is suing a fan for posting videos of his recent live performance on YouTube without his consent.

According to TMZ, the rap star — who is currently on the road for his Most Wanted Tour — claims Eric Guillermo Madronal Garrone “went to his Feb. 21 concert in Salt Lake City, Utah and recorded multiple videos of his live performance ... uploading the footage to Garrone's YouTube channel.”

However, the suit claims that Bad Bunny “owns the rights to the live performance music and Garrone did not have his authorisation or consent to record and post them online for people to watch for free.”

The videos were allegedly full song performances posted to Garrone’s YouTube channel, MADforliveMUSIC — which now seems to have been deleted.

As per the publication, Bad Bunny claimed he “tried to issue standard takedown notices under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act - also known as DMCA - demanding YouTube remove Garrone's videos.”

However, when Garrone issued a counterclaim, the Latino superstar felt he had no other choice but to file a lawsuit against the fan.

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The rapper is seeking an injunction to prevent Garrone from posting further footage and is requesting either a flat $150,000 per video or compensation for actual damages caused by the recordings.

Last year, Bad Bunny found himself facing a lawsuit of his own from his former girlfriend, who alleges that he used a recording of her voice in multiple songs without her consent. She claimed that this constituted a copyright violation and is seeking damages of over $40 million.

Bad Bunny first rose to major fame after starring in Cardi B track I Like It. In 2022, his album Un Verano Sin Ti didn't just break records; it soared past 14 billion streams in December, making it the most streamed album on the platform.

He also made history at Coachella 2023 by becoming the first Spanish-language artist to headline the festival's main stage.