Dutch Collection Society Backs Down Slightly On Video Embeds

from the but-not-really dept

Dennis Laumen alerts us to an update on the story concerning Dutch music collection society Buma/Stemra's plan to charge bloggers for embedding YouTube videos on their site. After the story got lots of publicity, Buma appears to have backed down ever so slightly, saying that "amateur" bloggers are off the hook. But, the definition of "amateur" is basically only if you don't have any ads. Put up some Google AdSense... and suddenly you're a "pro" who has to pay up.

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    Anonymous Poster, 12 Oct 2009 @ 2:30am

    Nice to see we start off the week with a healthy dose of utter stupidity.

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    Marcel de Jong (profile), 12 Oct 2009 @ 3:13am

    Of course

    Of course you become pro after you start putting ads on there, you're making big moneys now!

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    Rik Reynaers, 12 Oct 2009 @ 3:43am

    Let's take every Facebook user to court ...

    Let's take every Facebook user to court, they all have some Youtube (and similar stuff) on their "home-page" ... Aaah, how lawyers can always keep their agenda filled ...

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    Joshua Jones, 12 Oct 2009 @ 3:48am

    What's next?

    I suppose after putting this in place and seeing the resulting increase in simple links to the same relevant videos, they will start demanding money for those links as well.

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    yogi, 12 Oct 2009 @ 3:50am

    The important thing is to keep the legal department busy.

    All other aspects of the business must be subordinated to this superior goal.

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    Trails, 12 Oct 2009 @ 5:24am

    The appropriate response for bloggers to give the collection racket

    I cordially invite you to go fornicate yourself with an iron stick.

    If only someone could translate that into Dutch.

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    Jerry in Detroit, 12 Oct 2009 @ 6:07am

    Missing the point

    Oh, we will still have bloggers. Programs like Google's AdSense have just taken a shot in the shorts though and Google has lots of nice lawyers to "discuss" this issue with the Dutch.

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    www.eZee.se (profile), 14 Oct 2009 @ 8:37am

    Aww, kinda sad I am in Sweden and not where they can come after me for embedding their videos in my pages, would really make me feel good to tell them to go F themselves and eat sh!t when they came with their begging bowls.

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