GEMA and YouTube to return to court

GEMA and YouTube to return to court

Back in August, a German court rejected GEMA's request for a preliminary injunction against YouTube. In May, GEMA had demanded the removal of around 600 works from YouTube after year-long licensing talks broke down.

GEMA is reported to be seeking a per-play royalty for each online video but YouTube had been proposing a revenue-sharing deal.

This comes after the news yesterday that SACEM in France had managed to reach a licensing agreement with YouTube that runs until 2012.


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