The copyright holder for the recording takes precedence when it's the recording that's being blocked.
>>not sure if they tell me the truth in the middle of a lawsuit.
I wouldn't say that they're lying, but their version of the truth often gets twisted with legaleze, especially when it comes to shifting the blame.
>> they said YouTube is reponsible for the blocking.
YouTube is always, yes, responsible for the physical blocking. However, they do it under order of the rights holder filing the claim. They don't just randomly decide on their own to block a video in Germany. So if GEMA didn't order them to do it, someone else did. And that someone else would assuredly be the entity that holds the copyrights to the recording. UMG is renowned for putting geographical blocks on their content.
>>so what is wrong with me asking for a contact how to get this unblocked,
Nothing. But you ask the entity who ordered it, not the entity that followed the order.
>>Even if it´s just an email address at UMG.
You can get that from UMG's website, and there is probably an email address specifically for copyright issues.
>>But I´m sure there is a department executing blocks and unblocks and
they could really help me,
Yes, there is. But your issue is not with them, but rather with whoever issued the order. And there is no way to contact them anyway. YouTube in general makes it nearly impossible to contact them directly.
>> because they know where the instructions come
from and which papers are necessary and where I get them from.
They would know where they came from, but so would the video owner. The entity that filed the claim is identified in the email notification they received. It is also most probably shown on the watch page for the video itself. As for which papers, that would be strictly in the hands of the claimant. YouTube staff doesn't keep track of the music industry's paperwork.
>>In addition the official department for copyright issues at YouTube
cannot be contacted due to their spam filter (I wrote that before), the
customer service number doesn´t have people working there answering the
As I said, YouTube makes it nearly impossible to contact them. And in the case of a copyright issue, they're just the middleman. The issue is between the video owner and the claimant.
>>An you say 99% it´s UMG, so much about assumptions...
Not assumption. It's based on the constant influx of postings in this forum, on virtually a daily basis, complaining about videos being blocked by UMG. If their name is involved at all, the odds are high.