On Friday, the Hamburg State Court ruled that Google, YouTube’s corporate parent, will need to prevent users from posting copyrighted material without express consent.
The suit was filed two years ago by GEMA, the German royalty agency, and other music rights groups, who alleged that the video-sharing site had infringed on the copyright of seven particular pieces of music.
Rapidshare has been fined $34m and ordered by a German court to proactively seek out copyright infringement on its servers. German royalty collectors GEMA filed suit againist Rapidshare requesting that 5,000 tracks managed by GEMA b... Read Post
A German court has ruled that Google has to implement filters on its popular YouTube video hosting service, restricting domestic users from uploading music videos that are protected by GEMA,... Read Post