YouTube MP3: Court prohibits music industry boycott efforts




YouTube MP3: Court prohibits music industry boycott efforts
Many are probably familiar with the portal YouTube Here you can enter links to YouTube videos and MP3 files come out for the well-kept listening – even offline. This of course does not like the content creators who have called in the past for a boycott of the portal. According to the operator Philip Matesanz the Federation had contacted his legal representatives are business partners and this prompted to end the business relationship with the students. This call was justified by the alleged illegality of his ministry.

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The Berlin Regional Court has now issued an order which prohibits the Federal Association of Music Industry with immediate effect continue for a boycott of the service call to convert YouTube videos to MP3 files. According to Philip Matesanz the music industry in the past boycott efforts, referred to as part of their strategy against unpopular offers. So you could help make sure that unwanted offers of advertising money be cut off or denied access to PSPs more.

For this purpose, arrangements had already been made with international and market-leading companies such as Google or visas that are capable of significantly aggravate the competition for all those whose offer the industry is not acceptable. Google itself includes, for example, from pages of Google Adsense, if it is reported to them about programs and services that deal with the download or convert videos.

Matesanz says in its press release that he was the first to set against this strategy to defend and in particular sees the antitrust authorities in the duty: “It is scandalous that a multi-billion dollar industry can announce publicly targeted violations of the antitrust laws in order to bypassing legal remedies to get rid of very small companies, which often can ill afford a lawsuit and still be perceived as a threat. The behavior of the music industry does not threaten free competition but the rule of law. If this strategy is continued, a record boss may in the future carry on an Internet service into bankruptcy -., That according to an independent court would deal with the matter without ”

Tjoa – will surely give more discussions as streaming. The judge said to the service that the situation is not unique and the offer was not unquestionably illegal here.
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