'If YouTube's bullying does not stop, the implications are very serious indeed'

At a press conference in London yesterday regarding the independent labels’ battle with YouTube for better licensing terms, AIM CEO Alison Wenham made a telling joke.

“I was told [by YouTube that Google's boss] Larry Page was allergic to press,” she said. “I advised them to get some very, very strong medicine, and give him my number. Because if he’s allergic to press, he’s about to get a serious dose of hives.”

She’s certainly come good on that promise: the ...

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