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Musician Maria Schneider files class action YouTube lawsuit

Artist and composer Maria Schneider has criticised YouTube publicly several times in the past. For example this open letter in 2016 calling the service “a resounding disaster” for musicians; and this piece...
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Fortnite rickroll emote caused some YouTube Content ID problems

Last week, we reported that Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ had been turned into a Fortnite emote – one of the dances that players can perform in-game to celebrate or goad opponents. This emote included...
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YouTube manual-claiming copyright tool gets more changes

The news that YouTube is making changes to the way its copyright-claims process works for music used in videos sounds like big news, but the caveat in this case is that the changes apply to ‘manual’ claims. That’s as...
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YouTube adds new requirement for manual Content ID claims

YouTube’s Content ID copyright-protection system has long been a target of criticism not from music rightsholders, but from ‘creators’ on the platform. Now YouTube is making a change that it hopes will tackle the issues...
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MEP criticises music industry and YouTube over Article 13

MEP Julia Reda is a long-term critic of the music industry, which isn’t surprising given her Pirate Party affiliation. Yet in her latest blog post about Article 13, YouTube is also in her sights. “Make no mistake: YouTube...
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European Parliament proceeds on Article 13 of new copyright directive

We’ve covered the ‘value gap’ debate regularly and emphasised that it’s a slow-burning issue in terms of policymakers deciding how to modernise safe-harbour regulations in the US and in Europe alike. On the latter...
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Hank Green launches Internet Creator’s Guild body

YouTube influencer Hank Green made headlines in May with his criticism of Irving Azoff – and by extension music rightsholders generally – over this year’s rows over YouTube’s music royalties.
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YouTube defends Content ID following music labels’ criticism

YouTube has been defending its Content ID system following criticism of its anti-infringement tool in recent submissions to the US Copyright Office by the three major labels. It represents the latest front in the war of...
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Indie label reveals its YouTube Content ID income

An unnamed independent label has shared a year’s worth of YouTube Content ID income with artist-rights blog The Trichordist. It reveals income of $29.8k from 79.7m total plays – that’s user-uploaded videos featuring...
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YouTube musician Dan Bull criticises Content ID

British artist Dan Bull made his name rapping about everything from games to the Digital Economy Act. He’s just reached 1m subscribers on YouTube, but in an interview published by Tubefilter celebrating the milestone,...
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Freeplay bites back with lawsuit against YouTube MCNs

Last week, we reported on lawsuits filed by YouTube multi-channel networks Machinima and Collective Digital Studio against music firm Freeplay alleging “bait and switch” licensing policies. Now Freeplay has fired back...
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YouTuber Michelle Phan files countersuit against Ultra Records

Earlier this summer, Ultra Records and its publishing division sued YouTube star Michelle Phan for copyright infringement, claiming that she’d been using its music in her popular videos without a licence. Now Phan has...