Taylor Swift and other big names join the music industry’s campaign against YouTube

techcrunch vom 20.06.2016

„Musicians, including Katy Perry and Billy Joel, sent a petition earlier this year to the U.S. Copyright Office to amend the U.S. Copyright Act. Now there’s an open letter to Congress signed by stars like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and U2 expressing a similar sentiment.

[…] While the letter’s wording focuses on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, the industry has one big platform in mind, namely YouTube, as made clear in Recode’s interview with manager Irving Azoff (who organized the letter).

The gist of the debate is that musicians and record labels feel that the law allows YouTube to host and monetize their songs without compensating the artists and labels fairly.“

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