Google flexes its considerable muscles

In a move that some would say smacks of an excessive show of strength, Google have pulled music videos from the UK version of YouTube as part of an ongoing dispute with the Performing Rights Society.

YouTube claim that the new charges from the PRS, following the expiry of the previous deal, are excessive and for their part the PRS claim that Google’s actions to pull videos from YouTube came in the middle of ongoing negotiations.

Whatever the rights and wrongs here, this one looks like its gonna run for a while and, once again, the only loosers are the UK music loving consumer.

Come on – sort it out girls

Click here for the full article from The Guardian

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Some things never change – just the faces and the names

Edit – Unfortunately YouTube keep taking the full version down due to terms of use violations. Here’s a lesser edit however the lyrics were…

Every bomb you make, Every job you take
Every heart you break,Every Irish wake
I’ll be watching you

Every wall you build, Everyone you’ve killed
Every grave you fill, All the blood you spill

Oh can’t you see, You belong to me
There’ll be a bill to pay, On that judgement day

For every empty plate, Every word of hate
Those who subjugate, Those who violate
I’ll be watching you

Oh can’t you see, You belong to me
There’ll be a bill to pay, On that judgement day

For every empty plate,Every word of hate
Those who subjugate, Those who violate
I’ll be watching you
Those who subjugate, Those who violate
I’ll be watching you