Villa81’s Emmet Ryan spoke with Dublin’s Phantom FM News today to discuss YouTube’s decision to block thousands of music videos from being viewed in the UK.
Phantom’s Emer McLysaght had this report:
YouTube users in the UK are being denied access to thousands of music videos.
Access to premium content was blocked last night due to a licensing row.
YouTube says the Performing Rights Society is asking for too much money, while the PRS says the video sharing site is refusing to pay out to artists, despite a massive increase in viewing.
Speaking to Phantom News tech journalist Emmet Ryan of www.villa81.com says it’s a tricky issue:
“…..YouTube is only a few years old and the internet as a medium for making money is still relatively young so the likes of YouTube and MTV are still looking at the best ways to drive revenue. It’s naturally going to lead to disputes like this in the relatively early days because different people are trying to protect their own positions. They’re not sure where the money is actually going to come from….”