It seems that from time to time, Tencent and NetEase will have to go through a matter of music copyright. This time the issue seems particularly serious.
Tencent music released recentlystatement, indicating that due to repeated infringements of Netease Cloud Music during the period of transfer of licenses and cooperation, it is currently suspended to authorize cooperation negotiations.
Things to say on March 31. That night, NetEase cloud music users received a notice, saying that due to the imminent expiration of copyright, Jewell’s songs, including Jay Chou and other artists, will all be cancelled.
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Netease Cloud Music emphasizes that we are making purchases with sincerity and sincerity, but the copyright owners do not sell, and we are also very helpless.
However, Netease Cloud Music, which has always paid attention to the user experience, is still clever and thoughtful to provide users with a solution: just 400 yuan, Jay Chou's 200 singles are packaged to take home, and “live listen to use”.
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However, on April 1st, users found that the 200 packages of songs were still available for download. Say a good 12-point copyright expires?
In this way, NetEase Cloud Music stopped selling the product after 7 hours of overdue sales. The result was taken away along with music packages that the user had paid for, and fooled himself and the user on April Fool's Day.
Although Netease Cloud Music subsequently made an apology, it said that there was an error in execution and it would refund the user who had been accidentally injured. However, it was not so easy to solve.
In addition to illegal "oversold" songs that have no copyright, the more serious problem with NetEase Cloud in this wave of operations is that it confuses the copyright concept of single and digital albums. Ren Xu, a well-known media source, pointed out:
Even during the authorization period, whether the platform is going to be packaged, whether it is a single or album, or even a featured compilation, must be authorized by the copyright owner, but NetEase does not. At this point, even if they explained an apology, they did not make it clear. Still turning black and white.
Well, Tencent music as the copyright agency of Jewel Music is naturally not going to stop. In the April 4 statement, Tencent Music stated that the infringement of Netease Cloud was not the first time. It was not only Jewel's music that was illegally used, but also Li Yuchun Studio, TFBOYS, Emperor, YG and other record companies and Wu Yifan, Mao is not easy to wait for a number of musicians.
Therefore, after Tencent Music requested NetEase Cloud to make rectification, the two sides sat down and talked about the authorization.
Tencent this time is not just mouth to talk about it, has gone through the litigation process, ready to fraud consumer, piracy and other reasons, to NetEase claims.
Tencent and NetEase's disputes over music copyright may be summarized as follows: Tencent does not sell —— NetEase's shelves —— under the copyright mediation and reconciliation; —— again to overturn … … :"Netease Cloud Music vs. Tencent Music: A History of the Extinction of Romantic Romance")
Because of the feelings and good user experience, in the previous several copyright disputes, NetEase cloud that lost a large number of songs can still gain the support and sympathy of many users.
However, with the coordination of the National Copyright Administration, the two companies reached a mutual licensing agreement. The people think that the war on music copyright has ended. I did not expect NetEase.com to have blinded himself. This teammate is afraid of being the National Copyright Administration Bureau. Not moving.
Image from: Jay Chou album "Still Fantasy" cover