GEMA calls for 1.6m Euros of damages from YouTube in copyright infringement case

Brandon Bakshi

The ongoing negotiations between German royalties outfit GEMA and YouTube have broken down with 1.6m Euros worth of damages being called for by the European company.

GEMA originally filed a lawsuit which resulted in a ruling holding YouTube liable for user-uploaded copyright-infringing music after it had been informed of the infringement. The ruling was appealed by both parties and a deal was not reached before the appeals deadline.

Now, according to a statement released by GEMA last week, ...

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