A German court found that YouTube has to stop misleading the public by blocking certain content and publicly shaming GEMA for it (the German association of composers, lyricists and music publishers.) A first step in the right direction.
Heker referred to the decision as “an important and positive signal to the music authors,” because: “It is not the GEMA, which prevents music on the internet you only want to license YouTube, like all other music portals..” Heker sweeps out: “Our concern is that the authors participate in the economic exploitation of their works and can earn their livelihood in the future.”
READ THE FULL POST MEDIA BIZ (GERMAN):
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You wouldn’t believe how many otherwise competent people fell for this silicon valley propaganda. YouTube misused their market dominance to discredt GEMA for as long as some adults can remember.
Can’t read it without signing up and logging in and Google Translate scrambles the sign up. Typical. A clear translation from the German would be nice, or at least a synopsis of the court decision.
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