The ruling states YouTube is now responsible for the content users post to the site. Additionally, the ruling wants Google to add filters to the site that will identify content users post whose rights are held by GEMA, the German royalty collection group.
YouTube's response: "Today's ruling confirms that YouTube as a hosting platform cannot be obliged to control the content of all videos uploaded to the site.
"We remain committed to finding a solution to the music licensing issue in Germany that will benefit artists, composers, authors, publishers and record labels, as well as the wider YouTube community."
GEMA represents 60,000 German song writers and musicians.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 21 Apr 2012 15:07