Following the recently released version of the popular YouTube, the parent company Google is now interested in developing a new flavor of the video service especially addressed to German users. There is no official statement yet but Heise Online writes that Google agreed with the German Society for Musical Performing and Mechanical Reproduction Rights to release a new flavor of YouTube. However, it seems like there are some problems with the rights of publishing videos because the local authorities are afraid that some of the clips uploaded on YouTube might cause legal trouble for the search giant and for residents of the country.
“As these rights, which came into play when, for example, music was added to a video clip, were held by the music publishers, YouTube had engaged in talks on details with the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband, an association representing the interests of music publishers throughout the Federal Republic,” GEMA lawyer Alexander Wolf said according to Heise Online.
Recently, YouTube debuted 9 more versions of the online video sharing service in a move meant to take the product to a global level and allow the users from several countries to use their own video solution. Among the lucky countries that have their own YouTube, we can mention UK, Italy, Spain, France, Brazil and Ireland.
It was rumored that beside this 9 new version of YouTube, the Mountain View company might be also interested in developing a South Korean flavor of the product with two different goals. The first one would be helping the local users access the video service in their mother language while the other one would be increasing the company presence into the Asian market.
As you might know, Google struggles to conquer the Asian market but until know, it faced a strong opposition from the local leader, Baidu, that is offering almost the same solutions as the search giant.
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