Agency faces backlash for trying to charge Brazilian bloggers who embed YouTube videos | TheNextWeb

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If you are looking at Twitter’s Trending Topics for Brazil right now, you will notice ‘#ECAD‘ in fifth position. The acronym stands for ‘Central Office for Collection and Distribution’ in Portuguese, and the hashtag’s popularity reflects the growing online controversy around this Brazilian music royalties collection agency. It all started last Friday when a blog called Caligraffiti reported that it had received a letter from ECAD asking the site to pay royalties for embedding music videos from YouTube and Vimeo.