Taylor Swift signs open letter to Congress, takes on YouTube

Posted at 11:41 AM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 11:41:17-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. - It looks like Tay-Tay`s another online fight, this time with YouTube.

Taylor Swift says YouTube, and parent company Google, make money off her music and she`s not getting a cut.

In an open letter to Congress, Swift and 180 other recording artists and music labels ask for “sensible reform” to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

They say the DMCA, effective since 1998, leaves too much wiggle room for people on the internet to make money off their work without their permission.

Tay yanked her music off Spotify, and she held back her hit album 1989 from Apple Music until the company agreed to pay royalties to artists during customers' three-month free trial period.

YouTube’s earlier statements say “The voices of the artists are being heard, and we`re working through the details.”

They also claim they`ve paid out $3 billion to the music industry.

Even so, Tay and the gang don`t want to have to fight this fight anymore. So, now they put it all on Congress.