On Friday, a German court ruled that Google's subsidiary YouTube LLC must pay compensation after users uploaded several Sarah Brightman video performances, violating copyright laws.
The Hamburg state court said the standard question put to users about whether they have the fundamental rights to publish material is not enough to relieve YouTube of the legal responsibility for the content. Users can publish videos anonymously.
YouTube have been prohibited from publishing those videos from now on. They must now provide information to settle the amount of compensation in at least three cases involving Sarah Brightman videos, the court said.