YouTubers rejoice: GEMA lifts block on YouTube videos

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.

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. 

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