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YouTube’s Hurley Criticizes EU’s Licensing Regulations

By Sergio Published on .

YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley says the European Union’s restrictions on licensing content have “actually made things worse,” PaidContent reports. The critique, made at the MidemNet conference in Cannes, stems from the fact that companies must license music and music videos mostly on a per-country basis. “It would be great, at this point, on the publishing side, if they were able to streamline their prices, potentially have a pan-European license that would cover publishing, because for us it’s hard to deal with,” he said. Hurley also mentioned that as YouTube currently receives more than 10 hours of video content per minute, the company will find better ways to organize it and share it in 2008.
-Sergio Ibarra
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