6 December 2010
PRS for Music welcomes Google's new anti-piracy steps
“We welcome the steps announced by Google today to tackle online copyright infringement; as the largest search engine on the net they have a duty to help in the battle against piracy. The problems that face all creative industries and digital content providers will only be solved by working together and this is a step in the right direction, but there is much more to be done. We have been working together with Google to highlight how search points to piracy and were one of the first to license the YouTube video service, ensuring the creators we represent, earn royalties when their music is used.”
Robert Ashcroft, Chief Executive PRS for Music.
- PRS for Music acts represents 75,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK, collecting royalties when their music is played, performed, broadcast or reproduced.
- In 2009 PRS for Music signed a second licensing deal with online video service YouTube ensuring creators earn royalties when their music is streamed online.