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[–] BurqaFart 0 points 65 points (+65|-0) ago 

This is why we have torrents. Pirate away.

[–] [deleted] 1 points 33 points (+34|-1) ago 

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[–] 9-11 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Hijacking to post my fav (and now illegal) Bach song...

The Gigue Fugue

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[–] Nietzsche__ 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Prohibition... goes beyond the bounds of reason in that it attempts to control a man's appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes... A prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded. Abraham Lincoln

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[–] AutoGrizz 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Pirate away.

... You can't pirate something that's in the public domain though...

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[–] ShinyVoater 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Individual performances are subject to copyright, even if the sheet music isn't.

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[–] SocksOnCats 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Just remember the three most important tenants of proper piracy:

VPN

VPN

VPN

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[–] Anoxim 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Library computers.

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[–] Mylon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

What are you, some kind of commie? /s

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[–] TalcumX 0 points 53 points (+53|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I remember when AOL Time Warner used ASCAP to send Cease and Desist notices to people singing "Happy Birthday To You" at birthday parties. They served the Girl Scouts notice, for fuck's sake.

This shit isn't new, it's just another wave of it.

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[–] DestroyerOfSaturn 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

What?! I'm going to have to end my free 9000 minutes subscription now.

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Mine is over 9000

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[–] Vortonet 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

To be fair though, I think the person who wrote that song was alive in the last 50 years and therefore could have had a copyright and passed it on. Iirc I think Michael Jackson owned it at one point too, or maybe he was trying to buy it to make it free for kiddies or something.

Anyways, 300 years dead composer.....Fuck off Sony!

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[–] PraiseIPU 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Someone finally tracked the copyright down recently.

It was a patent troll from 100 years ago.

Nobody owns the song and never did.

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Except when it reaches the status of a defacto folk song, enforcement becomes a waste of time and money and just makes you look like an asshole. It is like going after people for using generic trademarks.

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[–] Kekmasterson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Right on! But can you say in Japanese so they understand?

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[–] altaccounttwo 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

You're saying that Jackson had a soft spot for kiddies?

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[–] Kekmasterson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And that's why the fucking fucks are out of business...or heading that way.

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[–] altaccounttwo 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Looks like they got cocky after "the interview"

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[–] Kekmasterson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

FUCK THEM FOR FUCKING WITH GIRL SCOUTS!

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[–] altaccounttwo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They fucked with boy scouts too. Better pull your sons out before they share a tent with a tranny pedo scout leader...

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[–] derram 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

https://archive.fo/Khj9P :

The future is here today: you can't play Bach on Youtube because Sony says they own his compositions / Boing Boing

"Stop what you're doing and contact two friends in the EU right now and send them to Save Your Internet -- before it's too late."

'Europeans have one week to contact their MEPs to head off this catastrophe. '

'This is a glimpse of the near future. '

'In one week, the European Parliament will vote on a proposal to force all online services to implement Content ID-style censorship, but not just for videos -- for audio, text, stills, code, everything. ', "The future is here today: you can't play Bach on Youtube because Sony says they own his compositionsJames Rhodes, a pianist, performed a Bach composition for his Youtube channel, but it didn't stay up -- Youtube's Content ID system pulled it down and accused him of copyright infringement because Sony Music Global had claimed that they owned 47 seconds' worth of his personal performance of a song whose composer has been dead for 300 years."


This has been an automated message.

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[–] chuckletrousers 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

AFAIK, the copyright applies to James Rhodes performance only. You could put up a video of yourself playing Bach on youtube no problem.

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[–] MinorLeakage 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Well that's a rather important caveat I had not heard mentioned.

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[–] OneOfTheBoys 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

What? Because when James Rhodes does it he sounds like a Sony recording of Bach, but my Bach rendition would sound original because it is so terrible?

James Rhodes, a pianist, performed a Bach composition for his Youtube channel, but it didn't stay up

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Can you copyright a performance of a uncopyrighted musical piece?

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[–] Thrus2 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The issue is that they use an automated system to find copies of the song out there and it can't tell the same thing played by James from one played by billy bob and flags all of them for take down. It should require proof from the one accusing not proof from the one to keep it, but that isn't how youtube works.

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[–] CapitalPurifier 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The future is moving the related businesses out fo EU's anus

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[–] altaccounttwo 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Good luck with that. They have Islam, feminism, and nwo shit in there now. Just a full rectal cleanse, that's all they need.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

Yet another justification to never buy Sony products again!

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[–] shawnfromnh69 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

I thought not buying Sony was when they illegally rooted computers years ago. I guess I'm either ahead of the curve or out of the loop but either way fuck Sony.

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[–] absurdlyobfuscated 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I haven't bought anything from Sony in the last 17 years because I still blame them for killing the Dreamcast. Yes, I'm that petty.

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[–] OoklaTheMok111 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Dammit! I'm running out of shit to buy. These damned kike niggers are ruining everything they get their greasy hands on. Pieces of shit fuckers.

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[–] BlueDrache 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

May I interest you in some gas?

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[–] weezkitty 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That's a given since the rootkit scandal. If you're literally distributing malware, it is pretty much shown that you're a malicious and criminal organization.

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[–] Triple_Agent 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That, and they sucked donkey balls since the glory days of Trinitron. I used to be huge fan, ES components, XBR, etc.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Quite so.

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[–] uvb76 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

James Rhodes, a pianist, performed a Bach composition for his Youtube channel, but it didn't stay up -- Youtube's Content ID system pulled it down and accused him of copyright infringement because Sony Music Global had claimed that they owned 47 seconds' worth of his personal performance of a song whose composer has been dead for 300 years.

Mr. Rhodes is a professional pianist who was paid to perform this song previously. His specific performance of that specific song is owned by Sony so technically this makes sense. Now some no name person can perform any classical song and post it and not violate IPs but Mr. Rhodes is special. It's not the song that's in question here rather it's his performance capacity and who owns the rights to that. I think a similar thing happened to the guitarist from CCR. Isn't IP a wonderfully fucked thing?

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[–] MrPim 0 points 17 points (+17|-0) ago  (edited ago)

John Fogarty formerly of CCR was sued by his former label for plagarizing John Fogarty of CCR.

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[–] weredawg 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

Didn't the court rule in his favor saying he could take inspiration from himself?

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[–] uvb76 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yeah that's it. Such bull shit. Makes me never want to sign a record deal. Well that and recoup costs. And my lack of talent.

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[–] Kekmasterson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

"Vance can't Dance But he'll Steal your money"

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[–] Psylent 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

. Now some no name person can perform any classical song and post it and not violate IPs

Not so sure about that - I did a few covers of songs on guitar - Moonlight Sonata and Fade to Black - both were 'claimed'. They didn't remove the videos but they did claim ownership of both full videos.

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[–] uvb76 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

That could be a clause in the EULA of youtube that allows them to claim the rights to the video because you uploaded it to them. There's also the fact that it is an algnorythim theying to figure this out and the sensitivity was up too high.

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[–] StanTheTRex 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I thought their wording was odd when I read the article, pretty shifty of them to neglect to explain this when it's pretty clear they knew this by how they phrased it.

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[–] uvb76 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They mean well. The EU is clearly trying to destroy the internet as we know it because they can't tax every shared thought. But the facts are a bit skewed. It does bring up a good point though of being mindful of what you sign or even agree to based on your use of any product or service.

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[–] WhiteRonin 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Didn’t the righteous brothers also get busted for Unchained melody and had to do a remake to make money of off the movie Ghost?

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[–] uvb76 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm not sure about that but I can check their discography while on my way to work.

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[–] LampshadeMaker 1 points 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

Yellow fucking kikes

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[–] DestroyerOfSaturn 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Sony was around then?? Also, I'm starting to believe they did kill Michael Jackson.

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[–] Mayhawk 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

MJ's famous 'last speech' in London, wherein he holds up a sign that says "$ONY KILLS", and calls Tommy Mottola a devil.

https://www.invidio.us/watch?v=KeIpoQbI8CM

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[–] Kekmasterson 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

...Again, long overdue.

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[–] Kekmasterson 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

I give them bonus points for that.....not a negative.

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[–] vastrightwing 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

Excuse me. I own the letter 'A'. I understand it's been around a long time, but it's mine. If you need to use this letter, I'll sell you a license for only .02 cents per use (Verizon will have problems calculating here). I just can't allow people to take advantage of me any longer. It must end now.

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[–] B3bomber 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

.002 cents. They jacked it up to .02 when the person called to ask how they were being billed that amount.

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