YouTube Ordered To Stem Music Copyright Violations

Law360, New York (April 20, 2012, 8:05 PM EDT) -- A German court on Friday found that Google Inc.'s YouTube held some responsibility for user-uploaded videos that infringed the copyrights of a music licensing organization, ordering the website to take steps to prevent further violations.

The Hamburg District Court ruled in favor of the Society For Musical Performing and Mechanical Reproduction Rights, or GEMA, finding that YouTube had not done enough to stop material that infringed the organization’s copyrights from being posted.

And while the court found that YouTube was not directly responsible for the infringing...
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