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YouTube sees safe-harbour backed by German court


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German collecting society GEMA’s battle with YouTube continues, but the latter has prevailed in the latest round.

The Munich Regional Appeal Court reaffirmed that individual uploaders, rather than YouTube, are responsible for infringing content on the service.

That’s more backup for YouTube’s argument that it qualifies for safe-harbour protection – an argument that music rightsholders beyond GEMA would like to disprove.

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Stuart Dredge

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