BITCH YouTube BETTER HAVE MY MONEY!
While Taylor Swift and Katy Perry have their differences, they agree on one thing: if their music is being streamed online, they should get paid for it!
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Recently, the two divas — along with artists including Paul McCartney, Kings Of Leon, Steven Tyler, and Lionel Richie – have signed a petition urging Congress to reform the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which was signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1998.
The petition — organized by music manager Irving Azoff — believes that tech companies have used the law to make money while singers and songwriters get zilch.
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Score one for YouTube!
Yesterday, Judge Louis Stanton of the U.S. District Court of New York dismissed the $1 billion lawsuit from Viacom against Google and its video-sharing site, claiming that it complies with copyright laws upheld in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!
Basically, Viacom wanted to be able to patrol YouTube themselves and tell users to take done video content that they owned, because they didn't think the internet service was doing it properly, and furthermore encouraging its users to continue to violate copyright laws. However, in Stanton's 30-page ruling, he essentially tells Viacom to eff off and asserts that YouTube is within compliance of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act!
We're sure there will be an appeal, so YouTube - keep being awesome!
What do U think?? Should Viacom's suit be dismissed??
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