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40 Singers Threatening To Sue YouTube

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Dec 25, 2014.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

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    they can't sue youtube, they sueing google. you really think they can win suing G?
     
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    Um yeah, if they have money for the proper legal team, they can sue Google. Chances are Google will just settle for something less than a billion because this is not worth their time.
     
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    Funny how these people start off begging people to watch their YouTube videos and then when they made it big they want to sue one of the platforms that got them there. same with the paparazzi, new stars love them cause they make them bigger stars then when they don't need them anymore the bitch and moan about them. I feel so bad for these rich and famous people they have it so hard. BITCHES THE LOT OF THEM
     
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    ANYONE can win suing Google, as long as they have a case. Had you watched the video you would've known that this lawsuit would have merit and the case is pretty cut and dry. Besides, there's no lawsuit yet, only a threat of a lawsuit.

    There's 40-something established artists in that group. Pretty sure they can chip in a quite hefty legal bankroll together.

    Did you even watch the video?
     
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    Is it possible that youtube could just ban them from their site? That would be a big F**** YOU
     
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    That'd definitely lose the case for Google. It's not like banning some blackhat spammer you know, these are high-profile artists who make a living from their music. But I'm sure they'd actually love getting banned from YouTube, as long as their music is removed from there too. That's their whole gripe, they claim YouTube has no license to play it. So either pay up or remove their music.
     
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    They Cant Win The For Sure . Google Will Take Them OUT Of Google / Eat Their Websites & Take Away Their Fans. XD
     
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    Better Remove Their Music :) , Do you Think YouTube Can Pay Billionsssssss To All THose Artist ? Thats HUGE $$$$!
     
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    You didn't think that one through, did you? ;)
     
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    Licensing and royalties really need to be a government run thing, its so much BS that people need permission. It should be allowed no matter what as long as they pay royalties from the profits generated from playing.
     
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    This was expected long back in general. People are always wanting to sue the successful businesses and websites like YT. If these guys succeed then there will be a tsunami of cases. Anyway, this is their hour of glory... may be they will be happy with 50k, max, each some time soon but they will have to answer/talk about a lot of things to the G/YT lawyers and only after the G/YT law dept wakes up soon, if at all. :)

    May be, such "disaster" management procedures / "risk reduction response and recovery protocols" must have been played in G/YT a million times already, and they could already be having a safe (and legal of course) outlet in place in every situation that they can think of. This is a field that can bring about unexpected and serious legal attacks quite easily on the company, and one cannot imagine that they are not fully equipped, legally, to fight AND WIN all those situations. If it goes out of hand, then they have the money power to reduce the damages...
     
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    This isn't the first time they get sued for the similar thing. Crap like that happens on a weekly basis to the media giants every day.
     
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    Where can I find a list of these so called musicians?

    Google should settle with them and then kick them out of YouTube for good. We'll see how long they'll last then... that should teach them a lesson.
     
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    not sure about all 40 of them, but they belong to a group called "global music rights" which consists of performers like pharrel, john lennon, the eagles, it's lead by pharrel i believe
     
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    can youtube sue them back for false claim? i just hope youtube win.
     
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    I would look further into this as I can't truly comment as I don't really know the situation, but I don't have the time for it. I do smell greed though.
     
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    lol these so called artists, their act is like a famous saying in my country.

    "Drink the pee, then kick the balls"
     
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    We will lose now.
    They probably sue youtube for hosting "[full album]" types of videos, when they shouldn't be.

    If the artists win google will pull the strings even tighter and all albums/songs that we can listen to for free on youtube will be deleted.

    We will be left with Vevo and stupid shit on youtube.