Motherboard: This Music Theory Professor Just Showed How Stupid and Broken Copyright Filters Are

Motherboard: This Music Theory Professor Just Showed How Stupid and Broken Copyright Filters Are. “German music professor Ulrich Kaiser this week wrote about a troubling experiment he ran on YouTube. As a music theory teacher, Kaiser routinely works to catalog a collection of public domain recordings he maintains online in order to teach his students about Beethoven and other classical music composers. The first video Kaiser posted online simply explained his efforts to provide digitized copies of public domain recordings to students, with some of the music in question playing in the background. But within three minutes of being posted online, YouTube’s Content ID system had flagged the music for a copyright violation—despite no copyright actually being violated.”

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