German Court Ruling Against YouTube 'We Don't Want to Sue, We Want a Contract'

In an interview with SPIEGEL, Harald Heker, the head of the organization that collects broadcast fees for musicians in Germany, discusses his group's successful case against YouTube. On Friday, a Hamburg court ordered the company to remove video clips from the site that include any of the seven songs included in the case.
GEMA CEO Harald Heker: "It's our hope that YouTube will now be willing to seriously negotiate with us."

GEMA CEO Harald Heker: "It's our hope that YouTube will now be willing to seriously negotiate with us."

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Interview conducted by Martin U. Müller; translated from the German by Paul Cohen