16 Jan YouTube Not Allowed to Show Certain Music Videos in Germany
Broken Negotiations: YouTube and German Music Royalty Authority, GEMA, Still Can’t Come to Terms 3 Years Later
January 11, 2013
From Digital Media Wire
After 3 years, German YouTube viewers are still unable to watch certain music videos due to a copyright dispute. GEMA, Germany’s music royalties authority, declared today that they broke off their negotiations with YouTube, claiming that YouTube has violated their copyright laws by allegedly allowing the unauthorized use of 1,000 music tracks on its website. GEMA is now seeking a €1.6 million compensation.