Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Oct 2009 20:15 UTC
Legal Here on OSNews I've already talked about various copyright related issues here in The Netherlands - obviously because I'm Dutch and live there. As a small nation, the copyright issues we face here serve as nice, comprehensible discussion starters that we can all grok. Well, we've got another one. Our own RIAA equivalent has caused quite the stir by announcing that they will start charging bloggers and social website users for embedding YouTube videos with copyrighted content. Say what?
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More money for... Buma/Stemra
by Eddyspeeder on Thu 8th Oct 2009 14:34 UTC
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Ugh, they did it again! Finding another way of gathering money in order to make the organization's executive even richer.

Most musicians I know (the majority are, you know, not really famous) are completely fed up with Buma/Stemra. In the past there wasn't a membership fee; you get only 7.5 euros PER NIGHT to play at a venue; in general it's just a bottomless pit that sporadically shoots some coins at you from below.

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