Posted by: euromediablog | April 2, 2009

No more Music Videos on YouTube :(

At least in Germany. 2 weeks after the British Performing Rights Society for Music forced YouTube to block the use of copyrighted music videos on the  british server of the platform, the same action is taking place in Germany. GEMA, the representative body of more than 60 000 German artists, announcedt that the negotiations with YouTube failed, because both parties could not find a compromise on the size of the fees YouTube is obliged to pay for the online transmission of the copyrighted material.

As a result of the failed negotiations, Google’s video platform took all copyrighted videos off its German server. This anticooperation- status is unproductive for both sides, but the biggest loser would be the music fan, not being able to see his favourite videos on the platform.

There is no doubt that digital copyrights are to be respected- the question remains how exactly…

For further Information: AFP und



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