Word of the Day: bona fide

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Word of the Day: bona fide

The term bona fide has appeared in 69 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Feb. 1 in “Behind Neil Young vs. Spotify, a Fraught Relationship With Musicians” by Ben Sisario:

Some artists’ contracts with their labels may give them the right to pull their music from online outlets for certain reasons, but others don’t, said Jeffrey M. Liebenson, a lawyer who has represented both record companies and digital services. And even if those rights are exercised, a service could raise objections to a mass exodus.

“Sometimes, the label can request a takedown if there’s a bona fide artist relations issue,” Liebenson said. “But the platform can get a little concerned: ‘Are they doing this because they have a legitimate artist relations issue, or are they waging a war against us?’”

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