13 March 2009

UK - YouTube stands by video block

(BBC)
YouTube will not reverse its decision to block music videos to UK users despite a plea from the Performing Rights Society to change its mind. It is removing all premium music videos to UK users after failing to reach a new licensing agreement with the PRS. Patrick Walker, YouTube's director of video partnerships said it remained committed to agreeing terms. But such agreement needed to be done "at a rate which is sustainable to all", he told the BBC. Thousands of videos were made unavailable to YouTube users from late on 9 March.