Youtube CEO: it will be impossible to comply with the EU’s new Copyright Directive

Wojcicki considers the example of Youtube’s all-time most popular video, Despacito, which has been cleared for Youtube by its creator, but whose “multiple copyrights” include some works whose proprietors are unknown or disputed. Under Article 13, Youtube would be expected to censor this video and deny the creators involved the opportunity to earn the small fortune in ad revenue that Youtube has paid them, as well as access to the 5.6 billion (!) viewings the video has received. – Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing

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