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    A German Court Ruled That YouTube Is Responsible For The Content That Users Post

    Link: BBC News - YouTube loses court battle over music clips

    YouTube could face a huge bill for royalties after it lost a court battle in Germany over music videos.

    A court in Hamburg ruled that YouTube is responsible for the content that users post to the video sharing site.

    It wants the video site to install filters that spot when users try to post music clips whose rights are held by royalty collection group, Gema.

    The German industry group said in court that YouTube had not done enough to stop copyrighted clips being posted...

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    Wouldn't this extend to comments too? Smells like trouble for YouTube if so...

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