“Taylor Swift and many in the music industry are officially taking their bad blood with YouTube to Congress,” Dee Lockett reports for Vulture. “Swift, along with 160 artists and labels, including U2, Paul McCartney, and the Big Three (Universal, Sony, and Warner), has joined a growing petition urging Washington to make serious updates to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).”

“‘[DMCA] has allowed major tech companies to grow and generate huge profits by creating ease of use for consumers to carry almost every recorded song in history in their pocket via a smartphone, while songwriters’ and artists’ earnings continue to diminish,’ the petition reads,” Lockett reports. “And it specifically takes aim at YouTube, which the petition’s organizer, music manager Irving Azoff, says ‘threaten[s] the continued viability of songwriters and recording artists to survive.'”

“Trent Reznor, who works for Apple Music, recently called YouTube ‘very disingenuous,’ arguing that it’s “built on the backs of free, stolen content and that’s how they got that big. I think any free-tiered service is not fair,'” Lockett reports. “The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney then tweeted, ‘Give me five minutes on YouTube and I probably can find 250 songs that are available which the artist isn’t getting paid for. At least.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: Carney’s estimate is extremely conservative.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]