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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."


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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.