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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    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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