[TOP NEWS] GERMANY - YouTube and GEMA agreement [all MVs unblocked] - UPDATED Nov.2

Discussion in 'J-POP' started by Hermes1, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. Hermes1

    Hermes1 Elite

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    18,609
    Likes Received:
    24,158
    Currency:
    10,000
    Location:
    Alien mothership in Earth orbit
    [TOP NEWS] GERMANY: YouTube and GEMA agreement [all MVs unblocked] - Updated Nov. 2
    [トップニュース]ドイツ:YouTubeやGEMA契約[すべてのミュージックビデオがブロック解除] - 11月2日更新



    (和訳)
    ZDFテキスト|表1322016 年11月1日(火曜日)、11時00分CET

    YouTubeとGEMA合意

    以 前ドイツでブロックされたミュージックビデオ、数千人の、今YouTubeでリリースされる:ビデオプラットフォームYouTubeと権利復旧会社 GEMAは、ライセンス契約に合意しました。すでに早朝ので、GEMAメンバーのミュージッククリップで、いわゆる赤障壁それ以上はありませんでした、 YouTubeユーザーが著作権で保護された動画の中で、これまでに見た、GEMAの広報担当者は語りました。

    これは、約7万GEMAのメンバーだけでなく、海外でGEMAを表す人々の動画に関するものです。これらは現在、YouTubeで再生するためのお金を取得します。

    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    (Engl. Translation)
    ZDF-Text | Table 132 Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 11:00 CET

    YouTube and GEMA agreement

    Thousands of music videos, which were previously blocked in Germany, are now released on YouTube: The video platform YouTube and the rights recovery company GEMA have agreed on a license agreement. Already since the early morning there were no more the so-called red barriers in the music clips of GEMA members, the YouTube users saw so far in copyrighted videos, said a GEMA spokeswoman.

    It concerns videos of the approximately 70,000 GEMA members as well as those who represent GEMA abroad. These will now get money for playing on YouTube.


    ___________________________________________________________________________________________________
    Pünktlich um 11:00 CET kam die Meldung im TV

    ZDF-Text | Tafel 132 | Dienstag 1.November 2016, 11:00 CET


    Einigung von YouTube und GEMA

    Tausende Musikvideos, die bisher waren gesperrt in Deutschland, sind jetzt freigeschaltet auf YouTube: Die Videoplattform YouTube und die Rechte-Verwertungsgesellschaft GEMA haben sich geeinigt auf einen Lizenz-Vertrag. Bereits seit den frühen morgen gebe es nicht mehr die sogenannten roten Sperrtafeln bei den Musikclips von GEMA-Mitgliedern , die YouTube-Nutzer sahen bisher bei urheberrechtlich geschützten Videos, sagte eine GEMA Sprecherin.

    Es betrifft Videos der rund 70.000 GEMA-Mitglieder sowie diejenigen, die die GEMA im Ausland vertritt. Diese bekommen nun Geld für das Abspielen auf YouTube.

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    SPIEGEL ONLINE

    Rechte für Musikvideos YouTube und Gema einigen sich nach jahrelangem Streit

    Viele Musikvideos waren für deutsche YouTube-Nutzer bislang gesperrt - wegen eines erbitterten Streits zwischen Rechteverwertern und der Google-Tochter. Nun zahlt YouTube eine Abgabe an die Gema.

    [​IMG]
    Hinweis auf der Plattform YouTube (Montage)


    Dienstag, 01.11.2016 10:57 Uhr

    Dieses Video ist in Deutschland leider nicht verfügbar: Diese Botschaft bekamen YouTube-Nutzer immer wieder zu sehen, wenn sie sich Musikvideos auf dem Portal anschauen wollten. Damit soll es nun vorbei sein. YouTube und die Rechteverwertungsgesellschaft Gema haben sich nach langem Streit auf einen Lizenzvertrag geeinigt. Beide Seiten bestätigten die Einigung am Dienstagmorgen. Zuerst hatte die "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" über den Deal berichtet.

    Die Google-Tochter zahlt nun eine Abgabe an die Gema - und YouTube-Nutzer sollen ab sofort Zugang zu Musikclips haben, die vorher nicht verfügbar waren.Das betreffe alle Videos der rund 70.000 Gema-Mitglieder sowie der Künstler, die die Gema im Ausland vertrete. Dank des Vertrags würden diese Künstler nun auch für das Abspielen der Videos auf YouTube bezahlt, hieß es in einer Gema-Mitteilung. Über die Höhe des Beitrags, der an die Gema fließt, schweigen beide Seiten. Im Gegenzug werde die Gema das Bezahlangebot "YouTube Red" bei seiner Einführung in Deutschland "unterstützen".

    Manche der roten Sperrgrafiken waren auch am Dienstagvormittag noch aktiv. "Ab heute geht's los. Also habt bitte einen Moment Geduld, wenn noch nicht alle Videos sofort verfügbar sind", hieß es in einem Blogeintrag von YouTube. Im Laufe des Dienstags sollen aber alle Inhalte freigeschaltet sein, wie bislang mit Verweis auf Gema-Rechte gesperrt waren.

    Komplett verschwinden werden die Sperrtafeln allerdings nicht: Sie werden beispielsweise dann geschaltet, wenn der Künstler oder die Plattenfirma kein Mitglied der Gema ist und andere Rechte geltend macht.

    Streit seit 2009

    Über die Bezahlung der Rechteinhaber beim Abruf von Musikvideos über das Internet und andere rechtliche Modalitäten hatten sich YouTube und Gema jahrelang gestritten, teils auch vor Gericht. Seit 2009 gab es keine gültige Lizenzvereinbarung mehr. Viele Inhalte waren daher für deutsche Nutzer auf YouTube nicht verfügbar; gekennzeichnet wurde dies mit den Sperrgrafiken. Die jetzt getroffene Vereinbarung soll auch rückwirkend für den Zeitraum seit 2009 gelten.

    Im Kern dreht sich der Streit um die Frage, ob YouTube ein Musikdienst ist und damit in der generellen Verantwortung für die dort eingestellten Inhalte steht oder nur eine Plattform für die Verbreitung von Inhalten seiner Nutzer bietet. Im Januar unterlag die Gema mit einer Schadensersatzklage gegen YouTube vor dem Oberlandesgericht München - sie hatte in dem Verfahren 0,375 Cent für jeden Abruf bestimmter Musikvideos gefordert.

    In einem anderen Prozess hatte die Gema dagegen mehr Erfolg. YouTube könne unter Umständen haftbar gemacht werden, wenn die Videoplattform bestimmten Kontrollen bei hochgeladenen Musikvideos nicht nachkommt, hatte das Oberlandesgericht Hamburg im vergangenen Jahr geurteilt. Die Rechtsstreitigkeiten

    fab/dpa
     
    #1 Hermes1, Nov 1, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
  2. Hermes1

    Hermes1 Elite

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    18,609
    Likes Received:
    24,158
    Currency:
    10,000
    Location:
    Alien mothership in Earth orbit
    [​IMG]

    Further articles in english language:



    Science & Technology
    [​IMG]
    Photo: DPA.
    YouTubers rejoice: GEMA lifts block on YouTube videos
    Published: 01 Nov 2016 09:24 GMT+01:00
    Updated: 01 Nov 2016 11:00 GMT+01:00

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    YouTube viewers in Germany will now be able to watch the videos once blocked by performing rights organization GEMA after the two parties came to a licensing agreement.

    As newcomers to Germany discover to their dismay soon after arrival, it’s been quite difficult to watch music videos in the Bundesrepublik for years now.

    This is because of a long dispute between the video-sharing site and GEMA, Germany’s state-authorized copyright collecting society, which represents the copyrights of more than 70,000 artists.

    A court ruled in 2012 that YouTube could be held liable for posts on the site containing music whose rights are represented by GEMA. Since then, YouTube has had to censor videos containing music from major artists - so that’s why you may not have been able to watch Rihanna’s latest music video while all your friends outside Germany were writing about it on Facebook.

    GEMA had long argued that YouTube should pay for copyrighted music on the site while YouTube countered that it could not be held responsible for all content posted.

    But on Tuesday morning, that annoying red emoji face that used to show up on blocked videos had been removed, after the two groups found a resolution, a GEMA spokeswoman told DPA. The block will only continue for artists who are not part of GEMA and assert other rights.

    Thanks to the agreement, artists who are members of GEMA will also be paid for YouTube videos. The new agreement will even apply retroactively back to 2009, when a previous license agreement expired and the battle began.

    “For GEMA and its members, this contract agreement with YouTube is a milestone,” GEMA negotiator Thomas Theune told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ).

    “Around 70,000 composers, lyricists and music publishers finally have [secured] a contribution for the use of their intellectual property on YouTube. They will finally be involved in the success of their musical works which YouTube generates. This is also a sign for other online platforms.”

    YouTube called the agreement a "big day for music in Germany" in a statement online.

    "This is a win for music artists around the world, enabling them to reach new and existing fans in Germany, while also earning money from the advertising on their videos."

    YouTube and GEMA have remained silent on how much will now be charged per video under the new agreement, according to FAZ.
    The collection society had lost a case in January against YouTube in which it demanded €1.6 million in compensation for 1,000 musical clips posted on the site. The demand amounted to €0.375 per music video view.

    https://www.thelocal.de/20161101/youtubers-rejoice-gema-lifts-block-on-youtube-videos

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    MUSIC BUSINESS
    Worldwide

    YouTube strikes deal with GEMA to host music videos in Germany


    November 1, 2016 | By Tim Ingham


    [​IMG]



    It’s been one of the biggest stand-offs in digital music history – but YouTube and German collection society GEMA have finally reached a licensing agreement.

    The deal means that scores of previously unlicensed – and therefore previously unavailable – music videos will now be playable in the region.

    YouTube users in Germany will no longer see a blocking message on music content that contains GEMA repertoire, for the first time in seven years.

    Commercial details of the new deal were not disclosed. The changes appear to be with immediate effect.

    YouTube’s Head of International Music Partnerships, Christophe Muller said: “We’re committed to ensuring that writers, composers and publishers continue to be paid fairly, and that our users are able to enjoy their favourite songs and discover new music on the platform.

    “We are extremely pleased to have reached an agreement with GEMA to help their members earn revenue and to enable new musical talents to emerge.

    “YouTube has evolved into an important source of promotion and revenue for musicians and we are pleased that GEMA members will benefit from their creative work on YouTube.”

    “YouTube has evolved into an important source of promotion and revenue for musicians and we are pleased that GEMA members will benefit from their creative work on YouTube.”

    Christophe Muller, YouTube

    YouTube stopped showing music videos in Germany in April 2009 after its 17-month deal with GEMA came to a close.

    Under this prior deal, Google paid GEMA a set per-stream fee for its licensed videos.

    Negotiations on a fresh contract reportedly collapsed after GEMA attempted to raise the fee to 1 Euro Cent per stream – kicking off seven years of hostility and litigation between the two camps.

    In a blog post, YouTube wrote: “This agreement reflects a long-held commitment that composers, songwriters, and publishers should be paid fairly, while ensuring fans can enjoy their favorite songs and discover new music on YouTube.

    “That commitment has helped YouTube evolve into an important source of promotion and revenue for musicians. As such, we continue to invest in our rights management system, Content ID, to protect rights owners while continuing to innovate and create new and exciting YouTube features such as VR and 360, that can heighten the music experience on YouTube even more.”

    “This agreement reflects a long-held commitment that composers, songwriters, and publishers should be paid fairly, while ensuring fans can enjoy their favorite songs and discover new music on YouTube.”

    YouTube blog post

    GEMA’s position hasn’t always won support from the rest of the music rights business.

    In 2011, Sony international boss Edgar Berger told Billboard: “I suspect that some members of GEMA’s supervisory board have not yet arrived in the digital era. We want to see streaming services like Vevo and Spotify in the German market.

    “[These platforms] must not be blocked by GEMA any longer. Artists and music companies are losing sales in the millions.”

    Frank Briegmann, President of Universal Music Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Deutsche Grammophon label in Berlin, added: “Germany is a developing country in the digital music market. GEMA apparently has not yet understood the new developments in the international music market.”

    In more recent years, however, a quiet murmur of respect has echoed around the major record companies for GEMA – as the relationship between YouTube and the biggest rights-holders in the world has grown increasingly strained. (Interestingly enough, just as new licensing deals are up for renewal…)

    The most recent legal proceedings in the battle between GEMA and YouTube have decisively gone the way of the Google company.

    In January, a judge at the higher regional court of Munich rejected GEMA’s claim for €1.6m ($1.75m) in damages, finding that YouTube was not responsible for what its users uploaded.Music Business Worldwide


    http://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/youtube-strikes-deal-gema-host-music-videos-germany/

    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


    [​IMG]

    YouTube heralds ‘big day for music in Germany’ as a truce is finally struck with GEMA
    Streaming music videos will not be much easier


    [​IMG]

    Watching music videos on YouTube has long been a frustrating experience in Germany, thanks to a longstanding dispute between the site and the state-authorised copyright collecting society GEMA.

    The Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte (hence the abbreviation) looks after the copyright for over 70,000 artists, and following a court ruling in 2012 imposed very stringent rules about what YouTube can and can’t stream.

    That ‘this video is not available in your country’ message will be cropping up a lot less from today though, as the two parties have struck a deal.

    “Today is a big day for music in Germany. YouTube has reached a landmark agreement with the Germany-based music rights organization, GEMA, meaning that starting today, more music will be available on YouTube in Germany,” YouTube said in a statement.

    “This is a win for music artists around the world, enabling them to reach new and existing fans in Germany, while also earning money from the advertising on their videos. And for YouTube users in Germany, who will no longer see a blocking message on music content that contains GEMA repertoire, for the first time in seven years.

    "This agreement reflects a long-held commitment that composers, songwriters, and publishers should be paid fairly, while ensuring fans can enjoy their favorite songs and discover new music on YouTube. That commitment has helped YouTube evolve into an important source of promotion and revenue for musicians.

    "As such, we continue to invest in our rights management system, Content ID, to protect rights owners while continuing to innovate and create new and exciting YouTube features such as VR and 360, that can heighten the music experience on YouTube even more."

    source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...vailable-in-your-country-ruling-a7390521.html
     
    #2 Hermes1, Nov 1, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2016
    mkusa likes this.

Share This Page

  • Quick Links

    Open the Quick Navigation

  • Like us on Facebook