Saturday 04 December 2021

Bloggers will have to pay performing rights

Bloggers who place parts of music videos on their websites are set to get bills from performing rights society Buma/Stemra next year.

According to the organisation’s brochure for 2010, ‘everyone with protected music on his or her site will get a letter asking them to buy a licence’ or remove it. The licence will cost a minimum of €130.
However, a spokeswoman for Buma/Stemra told the Volkskrant tracking down bloggers would not be a priority.

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