YouTube to block music videos for UK users

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  1. ronjor

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    doesn't surprise me. i don't like google or the music industry. youtube already blocks lots of music and tv for uk IPs. channel4 gets them to block their programmes then promotes stuff on youtube too :rolleyes:

    i wonder which music they're talking about blocking? i saw them mention u2 on their site and i can still hear u2 music on youtube.
    http://www.prsformusic.com/Pages/default.aspx

    i think this is their statement, they say they got screwed by google, poor them -
    http://www.prsformusic.com/about_us.../Pages/PRSforMusicStatementGoogleYouTube.aspx

    does this even make sense?
    EDIT. i read a bit more and it looks like it's all the fault of PRS for Music, they saw the profits of google and wanted a new deal! youtube "told BBC News the PRS was seeking a rise in fees "many, many factors" higher than the previous agreement." pandora had the same problem with them so couldn't work outside the US anymore.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7933565.stm
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/technology/2009/03/youtube_row_reflects_online_mi.html

    i'm glad youtube, pandora and Imeem decided not to stream to the UK rather than pay a stupidly high tax! now we can see how greedy they are.
     
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