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A court in Hamburg, Germany has that the video-sharing site YouTube is responsible videos on its site that are posted illegally. The said YouTube must do more to posters uploading copyrighted music videos to the site. The case was brought to the courts by the royalty-collecting organisation Gema, which represents over 64,000 German musicians and songwriters. Gema has been YouTube in the courts 2010. The group accuses YouTube of using music online paying royalties to those who produced the tunes. YouTube may be forced to royalties for all the video clips on its site. This could prove extremely for Google, the of YouTube.

The court said it did not YouTube to be the copyright violator, but the user who uploaded the song. It did say, , that YouTube must implement stronger filters to copyrighted material. YouTube representatives say the site is not responsible for what users to it. They claim those who post copyrighted material are at and that the YouTube site is simply a platform for . A spokesman said: “We remain committed to finding a to the music licensing issue in Germany that will artists, composers, authors, publishers and record , as well as the wider YouTube community.” Currently, around 60 hours of videos are to the YouTube site every minute.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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