Demanding Changes To DMCA, Taylor Swift And U2 Join Music Industry’s Battle Against YouTube

U2 and Swift are among a group of a dozen artists that has signed a letter to Congress asking it to change the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). They are specifically demanding a reexamination of the Act’s ‘safe harbor’ provision, which notes that platforms like YouTube aren’t liable for copyrighted content that they happen to host. (The fact that the onus isn’t on YouTube to remove copyrighted material, record labels say, makes the process impossible for them to do so effectively.) The letter was also signed by Universal Music, Sony Music, and Warner Music, and is currently running in an ad campaign in publications like Politico and The Hill, Recode reports. – Geoff Weiss, Tubefilter