More talk of YouTube racketeering, this time by producer and scholar Jonathan Taplin

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Continued heat is being applied to Google, YouTube, and -- on a deeper level -- to the Safe Harbor provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Jonathan Taplin is a music and film producer, inventor, entrepreneur, media executive, and scholar. He put an OpEd in the New York Times in which he said that Google's YouTube resembles a protection racket. He also wants AM/FM to start paying artist/label royalties, and exemption he terms "the original sin."

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