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YouTube loses German trial over music copyrights

04/20, 12:50pm

YouTube faces large royalty bill in Germany

YouTube has lost a court battle in Germany over copyrighted music posted in video clips, in a decision that may result in a sizable royalty bill. German royalty collection group GEMA convinced a court that YouTube has failed to protect copyrighted music sufficiently, requesting content filtering at the time of video upload.

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Grooveshark goes offline in Germany due to high costs

01/18, 3:25pm

Grooveshark pulls German page because of GEMA

Music streaming service Grooveshark has pulled its German web page offline on its own, stating it is forced to pay "unreasonably high" operating costs. These costs mainly involve licensing fees for music by GEMA. The statement on the site continued, stating it hopes to come back one day.

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