Europe demands YouTube pay more to artists
The European Commission that administers EU law, has proposed new Europe wide copyright law on Wednesday, saying it wants to strengthen the rights of artists and make sure they receive a fair share of the profits made on their work.
If approved new rules will force streaming services such as YouTube – Dailymotion to beef up their copyright protection measures by filtering out copyrighted content or paying for its use.
only require these services to act when notified about a copyright infringement.
commission said it wants to address concerns of artists who see value of their work plummet once it appears online for free.
The music industry is nodding in agreement. It has been lobbying for Brussels to step up its pressure on online music and video providers.