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German Youtube deal unblocks thousands of music videos


Due to a disagreement with a local licensing body, German Youtube viewers haven’t been able to watch much in the way of music videos on the streaming site – without using a proxy – for years now. However, finally, after much negotiation, a deal has been struck and the blocks …

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German court: Youtube not liable for user uploads

A German court has just made it harder for copyright lobbyists to sue content platforms for what their users post, after it ruled that Youtube was not responsible for the content published on its site by its members. It reinforced that by stating that this was the case even if …

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German music rights law blocks many Youtube videos

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We’ve talked about the trouble with German music law in the past. It’s the reason that Spotify took so long to launch in the country and why other music services have such a hard time. The biggest performance rights group in the country, GEMA, is tyrannical in its protectionism of artists and …

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