More safe harbours? Yes, more safe harbours! What of it? Two committees in the European Parliament yesterday voted on their respective responses to the draft European Copyright Directive, including the article dealing with safe harbour and the value gap. And the music industry has generally welcomed those responses.
Wanna recap? OK, recap in one sentence: Music industry says YouTube exploits loophole in copyright law enabled by ‘safe harbour’ to pay lower royalties to rights owners creating a ‘value gap’; wants law rewritten so YouTube is no longer covered by safe harbour. Totally didn’t cheat with the semi-colon.