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YouTube Not Liable for Content

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The Higher Regional Court of Munich has ruled that YouTube is not liable for copyright infringing content and that responsibility lies with the individual uploaders.

A German court last year upheld a decision that YouTube and other services are only accountable for blocking videos that infringe copyright once they have been notified.

GEMA (German collection society for songwriters) claim that YouTube is a music service and as such should be paying a licence fee.   YouTube generates advertising income that is not passed on to the songwriters. 

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/01/29/youtube-cannot-be-held-liable-for-copyright-infringements-german-court-rules

 

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