Industry Out of Harmony With YouTube on Tracking of Copyrighted Music – Wall Street Journal

The music industry is locked in an epic battle with YouTube, the most popular on-demand service, over the declining royalty rates the site pays and the difficulty in detecting copyrighted material from the mass of videos uploaded on the site.

The site voluntarily offers record labels a system to automatically block, monetize or mute their music on the site, matching audio files with 99.7% precision, the service says, and a chance for…

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