Tuesday, March 10, 2009

YouTube Removing UK Music Videos

YouTube has begun removing music videos from it's UK website after a dispute about fees with the Performing Rights Society (PRS). The Google owned website aims to remove all UK premium music videos within the next few days unless an agreement between YouTube and PRS can be reached.

The previous deal between PRS, which represents music publishers, has now run out and the Society were looking at striking a much better deal with YouTube but it seems the two are poles apart.

Steve Porter, head of the PRS, said he was "outraged, shocked and disappointed" by the move and said it harmed both music fans and artists, urging YouTube chiefs to reconsider.

Walker suggested that a compromise could be reached, though, saying: "We feel we are so far apart that we have to remove content while we continue to negotiate with the PRS."

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...