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YouTube Slammed by Grammy Winner for Not Protecting Copyrights

  • Composer Maria Schneider faults company’s two-tiered system
  • Google unit maintains it’s committed to stopping online piracy
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An Grammy-award winning composer sued YouTube for failing to protect her and other “ordinary creators” from unauthorized copying and use of their work on the giant video-sharing platform.

Maria Schneider, who has won five Grammy Awards, most recently in 2015 in the category of Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, says YouTube’s system for policing copyright infringement protects the “behemoths of the creative industry,” such as large movie studies and record labels, but leaves small producers to essentially fend for themselves.