[78-L] Can't post Beethoven on you tube anymore - what???

Kristjan Saag saag at telia.com.invalid
Fri Sep 7 07:07:26 PDT 2018

Inside the EU, at least, Sony can only claim copyright on recordings 
made by companies they control. And if the recording is made after 1962. 
If Sony happens to own the copyright of the composition/ lyrics it can 
also claim copyright on that.
What may have happened in this case, as others have noted, is that the 
youtube clip, Bach played by an amateur live, has been falsely 
"recognized" by Shazam or some other mechanical service, as a Sony 

On 2018-09-07 15:23, Rodger J Holtin wrote:
> Saw this on facebook, so I'm doubting its veracity. Anybody know if 
> this is legit? Headline: "The future is here today: you can't play 
> Bach on Youtube because Sony says they own his compositions" 
> https://boingboing.net/2018/09/05/mozart-bach-sorta-mach.html 78 
> content: Beethoven was recorded on 78 Rodger Holtin 78-L Member Since 
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