why are some youtube videos blocked because of a certain region?
i've noticed some videos are blocked because it is not available in my country, why are certain videos blocked for certain countries?
- inukjuak90Lv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
Different countries have different Copyright laws. As well, there are many different organizations (or societies) responsible for the copyright-protection of their artists.
Each one of those have different copyright / royalties arrangements with YouTube.
Currently, most YouTube videos which have music are being blocked in Germany
due to legality problems with GEMA -- Gesellschaft für Musikalische Aufführungs.
Other notable societies are:
-- American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
-- Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI)
-- Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
-- British Performing Rights Society for Music (BPRS)
-- Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC)
- 7 years ago
Some video or website are blocked because of the censorship. Countries like North Korea don't want their citizens to see the truth.