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YOUTUBE SETTLES FOUR YEAR OLD LAWSUIT WITH 3,000 INDIE MUSIC LABELS

Rolling Stone has reported that Google-owned YouTube has resolved a lawsuit with ~3,000 independent music labels over licensing rights. Although the Big Four record labels already have a licensing agreement, YouTube has agreed to pay royalties to the National Music Publishers Association for each of the independent labels that sign up and have their music used in the user-generated internet phenomenon. This is a breaking story, and how it will impact the countless pirated videos of smaller label acts available on YouTube now is still up in the air.

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John G. Nowakowski, Esq. (LLMT), is a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in California and Nevada. Christina R. Evola, Esq. is a recent graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law where her studies focused on intellectual property, antitrust, and media law. She is a lifelong gamer and avid cosplayer. DISCLAIMER: ‘Nerds in Court’ is for entertainment purposes only. Nothing should be construed as legal advice, or any advice for that matter, and no attorney-client relationship is formed by reading these posts. Do not consider information provided here as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a qualified, licensed attorney in your state.

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