Tag: safe harbour
EUCJ advocate general opines on YouTube copyright liability
Here's something to make the average music rightsholder spit their cornflakes across the room in shock: an official European Union document spelling out that "online platform operators, such as YouTube and Uploaded, are...
July 17, 2020
US Copyright Office report concludes tech safe harbours are ‘unbalanced’
Just finished a book and looking for a new, gripping read for the weekend ahead? Here's a recommendation for you: 'Section 512 of Title 17'. Admittedly, it's got no wizards, romance, clutter-clearing tips or Henry VIII lopping...
May 22, 2020
How Otis McDonald built a career… through royalty-free YouTube music
With the EU Copyright Directive passed but still to be implemented by the different member states, the issue of the 'value gap' certainly hasn't gone away. At the heart of this debate is the argument that 'user-uploaded...
May 15, 2019
PRS for Music boss Robert Ashcroft talks growth, YouTube and Fortnite
"Maybe what I'll say is this: I've done 10 years of this. I'm going to let someone else take on the internecine warfare that seems to be endemic to the music industry!" Even when he's playing a straight bat to a sensitive...
April 30, 2019
US speaker Nancy Pelosi warns tech firms could lose Section 230 protection
With the European Copyright Directive having made it through its approval vote in the European Parliament, could attention be about to switch to the US in the arguments over safe harbour? Maybe not straight away, but an interview...
April 15, 2019
Indian music industry keen for safe-harbour clampdown
The ‘value gap’ debate isn’t just a European or American thing. In India, too, there is a discussion going on (and, indeed, a fully-fledged political consultation exercise) on how safe harbours should operate. The Indian...
February 13, 2019
Music rights orgs hit back at YouTube over Article 13
Startling fact of the day: music-industry bodies aren’t entirely happy with YouTube’s latest thoughts on the Article 13 section of Europe’s proposed new copyright directive.
November 22, 2018
From Lyor Cohen to pop-ups, YouTube’s Article 13 drive continues
“The first time I’ve touched this safe-harbour [topic] in quite some time is this morning with you! I don’t hear it,” YouTube Music’s Lyor Cohen told Music Ally in June, after we asked him about the ongoing tensions...
November 21, 2018
YouTube CEO says Article 13 is a threat to creator livelihoods
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has criticised the European Parliament’s recent vote to approve the Article 13 section of the proposed new European copyright directive, and suggested that the legislation could force her company...
October 22, 2018
Report 418: Article of faith
This report looks at the aftermath of the recent Article 13 vote in the European Parliament. We’ve talked to several of the music bodies who were most involved in the lobbying process to find out what they think the...
October 15, 2018
RIAA criticises new US trade agreement with Mexico and Canada
President Trump was certainly happy with the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal that he announced yesterday, describing it as “one of the most advanced trade deals” in the world that’s “truly...
October 2, 2018
Article 13 passed by European Parliament – what happens next?
As we reported yesterday, the European Parliament voted to pass the much-discussed Article 13 of its European Copyright Directive yesterday, with 438 MEPs voting in favour of the article focused on internet platforms and...
September 13, 2018