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Google Inc. said Monday it will block U.K. users from watching music videos on its popular video-sharing site YouTube after negotiations with Britain's music royalty-collecting body broke down.
Google said it would begin blocking British users starting Monday night. The Internet titan said it knew the move would cause "significant disappointment."
But it said its hand was forced by PRS for Music, which it said is asking for royalties that would cause Google to lose money every time a video was played on YouTube.
Originally posted by Merriman Weir
I find it interesting that there's no debate about the problems of business models when they're stretched across digital media and international boundaries or the problems of ethics when art meets business. Practically all of this thread is about proxies to bypass YouTube.