HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnamese technology firm VNG is suing TikTok, the popular short-form video app, saying it does not have adequate licences for the songs being used in its videos, sources said on Monday.
“VNG requests TikTok remove all music segments taken from Zing records from both the TikTok application and website, and an indemnification for damages of over 221 billion dong ($9.5 million),” read the document.
TikTok and VNG did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
But some music rights-holders say TikTok does not have adequate licences for the songs being used in its videos.
(Reporting by Phuong Nguyen; Editing by Martin Petty and Jan Harvey)