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Soundcloud set to hold discussions with major labels

The talks are reportedly to discuss copyright content uploaded to the site

  • Dave Turner
  • 7 April 2014

SoundCloud is set to hold copyright discussions with major labels and publishers, according to reports.

Digital Music News claims a pair of sources, who wish to remain anonymous, say that labels are unhappy with the manner SoundCloud works, due to owned content being uploaded by third parties.

As a result of user-uploaded content, the music site operates under a loophole within the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).

One of the sources claimed that keeping track of all content is difficult for labels but used the British Phonographic Industry's (BPI) policing of Google and YouTube as a good example.

"Their [catalog] is all over SoundCloud, and it's essentially too hard to police but that doesn't mean they won't start. If you look at what's happening over at Google and YouTube, you have the BPI flooding Google and YouTube with takedown notices.

"SoundCloud doesn't want to start that because they could get completely flooded [with DMCA takedown demands]. And that's just one way [the major labels] will start a war."

[Via: Digital Music News]

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