Who really suffers in Michelle Phan’s YouTube copyright case?

Suzor, Nicolas P. & Angel, Eleanor (2014) Who really suffers in Michelle Phan’s YouTube copyright case? The Conversation.

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Abstract

The latest case of a popular YouTube blogger being sued for using music by other artists in her videos without permission raises the question of who really benefits from the re-use of music.

In a claim filed this month, the electronic dance music label Ultra Records allege that beauty blogger Michelle Phan’s videos infringe their copyrights in nearly 50 cases.

Phan is a self-made internet star who began posting makeup and self-help tutorials on YouTube in 2007. She has more than 6.7 million subscribers on her YouTube channel and has made a career from the associated advertising and endorsement revenue, book deal and even her own line of makeup.

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ID Code: 78468
Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Keywords: Copyright, YouTube, Blog, Music
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Conversation Media Group
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2014 00:09
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2015 22:26

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