Seriously? Copyright needs to be dramatically dialed back

German copyright enforcers want Youtube to pay to stream videos of the meteor in Russia last week because there is ambient music play for a car radio. I understand wanting to get paid for your work but this is absurd. Musicians are not going to lose sales because people can hear a song on these videos.

Reshared post from +Dan Gillmor

Here's Germany's latest attempt to turn the Internet into a (slightly) advanced form of cable television. I'm glad to see that Google is having none if it.

Germans can’t see meteorite YouTube videos due to copyright dispute
German rights group wants $0.005 per stream and Google says nein.

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