Youtube Is Now Fully Accessible in Germany After 7 Years


YouTube, which is the world’s largest online video platform, will now be able to air all of its content after it reached an agreement with Gema, which is a German rights group that protects composers and musicians. The disagreement flared up in 2009 and since then Germans had to face blockage on a lot of content which included Gema protected artists.

The issue began in 2009 when Google, YouTube’s parent company apparently reported that Gema had asked to raise the fee for their protected videos to nearly 12 euro cents per video watched, which was an extremely high amount for Google to oblige.

However, Gema stated a 1 Euro cent compensation in addition to payments breakdown according to the artist. The issue had blacked out a lot of young artists in Germany from utilizing the site’s money-making services as the whole world latched on and capitalized on it.

This move has come as a big breakthrough in terms of accessibility to the German online digital music market, which is still considered to be in its developmental stages.

The agreement notified further that payments will be made but the terms of payment were not divulged. YouTube would now be able to add adverts to German music content in order to compensate the artist behind it, a thing which it had been unable to do up till now.

It has become commonplace for German users of Youtube to access the blocked content through browser add-ons or plugins that work like proxies on a consistent basis. In most cases, these browsers would come in with the service of accessing the web through a Fake Foreign IP address added with them in a pack.

Gema, however, said it harbored a disagreement with the video site in the problem of who is responsible for getting a license to the published content.

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