Several Independent Labels Send Cease & Desist Letters To YouTube
Discussions between YouTube and Merlin, a new trade organization that represents the digital interests of Indie labels, broke down last week. The talks were about direct payments to independent labels for non-authorized music used on the site.
Starting at the beginning of the week, several labels have sent Cease and Desist orders with lists of videos on YouTube that are illegally using their songs. YouTube has not responded publicly to the court filings.