German Court Delays Decision on YouTube Intellectual Property Case
A case involving YouTube’s potential violation of intellectual property rights will reportedly be delayed by as much as two years as Germany’s highest court has postponed its decision to seek the opinion of European Union judges.
The case began in 2008 where YouTube was sued by a music producer who sought compensation from the platform and the user who illegally uploaded songs of British Singer Sarah Brightman.
A Hamburg court ruled in 2015 that the Google-owned video platform must ensure that the rights violations resulting from illegal uploads are being stopped. However, YouTube was not ordered to compensate the producer financially.