YouTube to Block Music Videos From the UK

 - Mar 10, 2009
References: news.bbc
If you’re in the UK, then you soon won’t be able to watch any premium music videos on YouTube. The site is being forced to block the videos to UK users after they failed to reach a licensing agreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS).

Steve Porter, head of the PRS, said in a statement that he was "outraged… shocked and disappointed" by YouTube’s decision. Mr Porter said the move "punishes British consumers and the songwriters whose interests we protect and represent."

Apparently Google wanted to pay considerably less for the licensing rights to the videos, despite the fact that the videos are heavily watched on the site. Videos started being blocked at 1800 GMT yesterday.