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.

Filed Under: collection society, embeds, netherlands, performance, youtube videos
Companies: buma/stemra

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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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