YouTube licensing decision won’t hit Ireland

YouTube’s decision to block premium music videos from its website will not affect Irish users, a Google spokeswoman has confirmed.

14th March, 2009

YouTube’s decision to block premium music videos from its website will not affect Irish users, a Google spokeswoman has confirmed.

Last week, the giant online video site pulled the plug on broadcasting music labels’ videos, as a reaction to what it called the ‘‘exorbitant’’ licensing rates that the music industry was seeking from the website.

The representative body for music rights in Britain, PRS For Music, is seeking...

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