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YouTube blocks music videos in Germany too.

Post by gatekeeper on Thu 02 Apr 2009, 11:56 am

Well looks like the arguement with youtube and the music industry is going through more countries now, wonder which one will be next in line.
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YouTube has pulled the plug on music videos in Germany as Western Europe starts to look like a hostile environment for Web music services. A YouTube spokesman confirmed that YouTube is no longer playing music videos belonging to the largest music labels after talks with Germany’s biggest royalty collections group, GEMA, broke down. The conflict is almost identical to YouTube’s spat with a royalty group in the United Kingdom, but with one important twist. According to YouTube, GEMA is asking for royalty rates that are 50 times higher than those asked for by PRS, the British organization, and YouTube argues those are even too high. According to sources close to the negotiations, GEMA is asking for rates far higher than what the group asked for in the original agreement.

A GEMA representative could not be reached for comment. But it should be noted that the music industry has often offered favorable financial terms to start-up Web services in initial licensing agreements. Music executives have told me in recent months that once the companies begin to generate revenue and gain a foothold, they should expect to pay more. Talks are ongoing but until a deal is worked out, it’s unlikely German YouTube fans will be seeing any music clips. At least in Great Britain, YouTube can make the claim to record labels that the site promotes music sales. The BBC recently reported on a survey that asked more than 1,500 Brits about viewing habits. About half of the adults who participated said they purchased music after watching a YouTube video by an artist.

Source: Cnet.
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Re: YouTube blocks music videos in Germany too.

Post by DiZ on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 12:10 am

You know what...its just music. These guys need to chill out and just let people enjoy it.

Money-hungry bastards, I say. Neutral

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Re: YouTube blocks music videos in Germany too.

Post by gatekeeper on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 10:15 am

Yeps I totally agree with you Diz, its all about money for the big companies, the music and the people who listen to it come in at at a very far away second place.
And thanks for commenting, your the only one who has, kinda makes me wonder why i post the up to date news on different subjects.......
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Re: YouTube blocks music videos in Germany too.

Post by erione on Wed 08 Apr 2009, 9:13 pm

Is this for real? How many countries has it been? This might be the worst year in the history of youtube.
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Re: YouTube blocks music videos in Germany too.

Post by theboss on Thu 09 Apr 2009, 3:30 am

damn o.o
thats a lill to close to my liking
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Re: YouTube blocks music videos in Germany too.

Post by Ghost on Sat 11 Apr 2009, 8:34 pm

That's the music people for ya. The artist's themselves arn't doing this, it's the companies. That's why I only listen to free music. Saves me money and there are a lot of great ones out there.
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