Taylor Swift wants to tackle YouTube with law

Taylor Swift wants to tackle YouTube with law

Tech June 21, 2016 08:36

- Taylor Swift is one of the 180 artists who call for a change in the law that regulates online copyright. According to the US trade association of the music industry RIAA is the current Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 very detrimental to artists.

The artists, including Paul McCartney, Carole King and the band Kings Of Leon have given their name to an ad that according to Billboard Tuesday to Thursday appears in a number of political magazines that open in Washington.

The major labels support the action that especially impact must have the position of YouTube. are due to the current law 'big tech companies can grow and make a lot of profit by making it easy for users nearly every song ever recorded in contributing their pocket continued to fall through a smartphone, while the incomes of songwriters and artists', as says in the ad.
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Now that YouTube users can safely infringe copyright, as long as they remove content only when it is required. This gives the online video service according to the labels an advantage in the negotiations for the contracts it has with most labels. Currently we run a lot of those contracts and running the negotiations for new agreements, making the amendment a matter of urgency for the labels and artists.

YouTube says it has little benefit from the law because labels can have their music used to remove through an automated system or to bring this money into account. The department says so too have paid $ 3 billion (2.65 billion euros) to the music industry.

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