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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.

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

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

[–] 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

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

Can you copyright a performance of a uncopyrighted musical piece?

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

No, because companies like Sony apparently "own" rights to things before the concept ever existed. Well, I own the rights to constructing geo-timeclocks because I have the rights to Stonehenge because noone thought of it yet. Better hide your sundials!

[–] 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.