Warner-Google Contractual Staredown Vexing Some YouTubers

23 03 2009

Next time you think about putting up a YouTube video of your daughter’s clarinet recital, you might check to see who owns the rights to the songs.

Why? Because while YouTube — owned by Google — has reached licensing deals with a host of record companies, the company is currently locked in a contractual dispute with Warner Music. As a result, videos containing even homemade versions of Warner-owned songs are getting yanked from the video-sharing site. Click here for the NYT story.

Our favorite example from the Times story involves not the one featured in the lead . . .


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