Agreement between Google's YouTube and French Artists
On Thursday Google Inc.'s (GOOG) YouTube declared that an agreement is signed with three French royalty-collecting societies. This was done to pay artists when their works are made known on the video sharing website.
Google assumed that in the deal, YouTube will pay to the French gathering societies SACD, SCAM and ADAGP.
The collecting societies who correspond to a range of filmmakers, screenwriters and authors after getting the payment they would reallocate the money to their members.
Christophe Muller, Head of YouTube Partnerships for Southern and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa at a press conference which was held in Paris alleged that this agreement only applies to satisfied observation in France, Belgium and Luxembourg and retroactively covers content viewed on YouTube from the year 2007 and up to 2013 in Paris.
The Financial details of the agreement were yet to be disclosed. SACD's Director General; Pascal Rogard supposed that this is a happy instant after nearly ten years of confusion. By doing this agreement it shows that there is a center ground between protecting author's rights and also making them accessible online.