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Google’s Latest YouTube Deal Will Be Music to German Ears

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Since 2009, many popular music videos on YouTube were out of reach to German users due to a licensing feud between Google and GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte), a leading music rights organization in the country. The dispute dragged out for over seven years, but the two companies have finally …

Sources: YouTube, VentureBeat

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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Vevo Entering German Market, Leaving Key Partner YouTube Behind

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

Vevo started out as a small YouTube channel that brought music videos back to the masses after MTV and VH1 decided to trade them in for reality programming.  The company has expanded quite a bit since its 2009 debut and has been making a push to move away from YouTube …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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German YouTube Users Cut Off From 61.5% Of Top 1000 Videos

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you’re a YouTube user in Germany, the notice stating “This video is not available in Germany because it possibly contains music for which GEMA hasn’t approved the rights” is probably something you’ve seen more times than you’ve cared to.  New data released by OpenDataCity, an app created by a group …

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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