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.theguardian - 6 month ago

YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote

Such platforms could have to seek licences for videos after European parliament actionYouTube stars from Taylor Swift to Ed Sheeran could be in line for big paydays after the video giant lost a crucial vote in Brussels over new copyright laws that will force it to pay billions of dollars in fees for users watching music videos.For years the music industry has argued that YouTube exploits the lack of legal protection around music videos being viewed on its service to pay minimal amounts to artists and labels

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