The music industry’s arguments about the ‘value gap’ tend to be summarised as ‘rightsholders versus YouTube’.
While that’s often the case, there are wider issues in play here around how internet safe-harbour legislation could be modernised. A panel at the Midem conference this afternoon focused on the rightsholders and legislators in this debate in Europe.
The panel included Enzo Mazza from Italian trade body FIMI; Dr Florian Drücke from German body BVMI; and Guillaume Leblanc from France’s SNEP. They were joined by European parliamentarians Jean-Marie Cavada and Christian Ehler, and chairman of the copyright committee at the ministry of culture Professor Paolo Marzano. Music Week’s Mark Sutherland moderated.
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