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YouTube’s Three-Plus Year Copyright Battle With German Music Rights Agency Rumbles On, As GEMA Breaks Off Negotiations

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http://techcrunch.com – A copyright dispute that has blocked German YouTube users’ access to certain music videos continues to rumble on with little sign of a resolution – despite going on for more than three years already. Today GEMA, the German music royalties collection agency at the centre of the dispute, announced it has broken off its latest round of negotiations with YouTube. The dispute between the pair started back in 2009 when negotiations to renew a contract between GEMA, which represents the rights of more than 64,000 composers, lyricists, and music publishers, and Google’s video st (IT news)