的YouTube表示,如果政府法规提高,艺术家的版权费将受到影响

的YouTube艺术家版税

图片来源:Leon Bublitz

Is that a threat, or a promise? Google-owned 的YouTube now says that increased regulations on behalf of the 音乐产业 could lead to declining artist royalties in the UK.

的YouTube是流媒体经济学调查的主要主题。在过去的几个月中,艺术家透露了他们从数字流媒体版税中获得的收益。它’s a pittance compared to how much 的YouTube is raking in via advertising.

环球音乐英国首席执行官戴维·约瑟夫(David Joseph)告诉委员会,他的艺术家中有70%’ music is accessed on 的YouTube. However, artist royalties from 的YouTube only account for 5% of the company’s revenues. In 2019, UK record labels earned £35m ($47.73 million) from artist royalties paid by 的YouTube. For comparison, that’约占6600万英镑(9000万美元)收入的一半 产生的 通过黑胶唱片’ sales.

EU laws could force 的YouTube to begin licensing music like streaming services, instead of relying on safe harbor loopholes.

当然,两者 苹果音乐Spotify 预先同意使用标签的费用’的目录。如果他们不这样做’t pay, they don’t play. But 的YouTube typically hosts music without a license; instead, it strikes deals with rights owners for a cut of advertising fees. It’值得注意的是,任何欧盟法律都赢得了’然而,自英国退欧以来,这对英国产生了影响。

的YouTube’s written submission to the DCMS committee outlines its case. 的YouTube says there are over 500 hours of video content uploaded to the site every minute. The global 音乐产业 has received £8.7bn ($12 billion) in royalties from 的YouTube as of January 2020. 的YouTube says it believes it may outstrip Spotify as the “music industry’第一收入来源” by 2025.

但它认为,任何有关艺术家版税的立法都可能是“太难坚持了,”可能导致内容被阻止。

“我们担心,任何此类立法的过度实施都可能导致含糊,未经测试的要求,从而可能导致在线服务需要过度屏蔽内容以减轻潜在的重大法律风险,”YouTube在其提交的内容中写道。“这种过分实施的做法还可能会降低YouTube向传统媒体和音乐公司的收入,并有可能破坏在我们平台上建立业务的许多创作者,艺术家和歌曲作者。”

的YouTube抱怨有关音乐权利所有权的数据过于混乱。它说,试图确定谁应该减少艺术家的专利使用费,太麻烦了,无法解决。

“从历史上看,平台很难获得所有这些数据,” writes 的YouTube. “This lack of data is what could lead to over-blocking. If you multiply these risks with the scale of 的YouTube, the potential liabilities could be so large that no company, especially startups, could take on such a financial risk.”

Music videos account for around 83% of all videos exceeding one billion views on 的YouTube.

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  1. 头像
    又错了

    你管

    从哪里开始。

    你管已经偷了数百万

    十亿

    任何政府干预只会损害他们无偿窃取音乐家的利润

    饿死动物了!

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