German composer sues Google/YouTube


More legal troubles for YouTube over music licensing – it’s being sued in Germany by composer Frank Peterson, who claims that his works – for which he owns the copyrights and master rights as author, publisher and producer – have been streamed more than 125 million times on YouTube without him receiving any payment. He hadn’t assigned any rights to local collecting society GEMA, which is having its own dispute with Google over licensing. Peterson’s lawyers are demanding an injunction but also information and accounting about the figures of the usage and revenues generated from ads. This could get interesting.

Music Ally

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