YouTube Holds Licenses For Copyright Lawsuit Plaintiff’s “Entire Back Catalog”
YouTube says it will seek summary judgment to shut down a lawsuit headed by musician Maria Schneider which alleges mass copyright infringement. YouTube’s motion reveals that Schneider’s publisher granted YouTube a blanket license covering the musician’s entire back catalog, but that’s just the beginning.
A class action lawsuit filed by Maria Schneider against YouTube more than two years ago has support from artists who believe big tech should do better.
While that opinion is widespread in the music industry, no musical artists of any description joined Schneider in the class action, despite the plaintiffs oozing confidence in their allegations.
Mass copyright infringement, failure to suspend repeat infringers, and breaches of the DMCA are all featured in a case that seems to have one key goal – Content ID access for all artists no matter how popular, so they can defend their work from pirates on YouTube.
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