YouTube adds Germany to the blocklist

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Thumbnail image for youtube-logo.jpgNot content with banning the UK from its ‘Premium’ music videos, YouTube has now done the same thing to its German users.

Users located in Germany will no longer be able to watch content licensed by the major labels, following a dispute with collecting society GEMA.

The situation is exactly the same as the situation three weeks ago in the UK – where PRS for Music demanded higher streaming rates and Google removed access to music videos in protest. That situation is still unresolved.

(via MusicWeek)

Duncan Geere