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To think facebook music complete ban is bloody silly

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MsJamieFraser Sat 07-Jan-17 22:33:52

Ds1 and 2 and ds1 friend are in ds1's bedroom singing on ds2 new lightning surround and karaoke machine plus playing on their computers... I took a sneeky video and posted it on Facebook as we live 250 miles away from my family... the boys where singing away...

Only WE cannot hear them sing and having a laugh as the video is blocked as the music in the background is copyrighted and therefore blocked...

I never post videos (cannot say the same for photos however ) but the video was so sweet and just captured my boys.

It's a cheap and cheerful way to show the boys in their moments.

AIBU to think it's ridiculous that you cannot now post a video if there is music playing on the background... most of the videos I take will have music playing, as we are a very musical family.

You can still see the video but the video is muted confusedsadangry

BackforGood Sat 07-Jan-17 22:38:26

Yeah. I had this a few weeks ago - had been at a party and the dj put on 'Oops upside your head' and all the youngsters sat down to do what we were doing when young some 35 years ago - just struck me as amusing and i was going to put 5 seconds of it on my fb to share with other parents my age, but it wouldn't let me due to 'copyright ' confused

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Sat 07-Jan-17 22:40:08

How does Facebook know what the background music is?
It could be something that you'd composed yourself!

BackforGood Sat 07-Jan-17 22:46:25

No idea, but it won't let you upload even a few seconds from the middle of the song

kelper Sat 07-Jan-17 22:48:01

I had that with some lines from "Pirates of the Caribbean", twas very annoying :-|

MsJamieFraser Sat 07-Jan-17 22:49:47

No I haven't composed it myself, they are literally singing along to a 2016 karaoke CD...

Had it in the summer however we wher at center parks and I took a video of my boys and their friend that we had taken away with us and the same message came up then... butnjust thought it was centre parks.

above this photo is a screen shot of the video...

Yambabe Sat 07-Jan-17 22:58:35

Yeah I have had this before too. I uploaded my video to youtube then posted a link on FB......

BabychamSocialist Sun 08-Jan-17 15:01:39

They basically analyse the audio of your video and match it against their database of music. It's clever but a pain in the backside.

empirerecordsrocked Sun 08-Jan-17 15:08:08

They can't put themselves up for a copyright claim though so I can see where they're coming from.

OutDamnedWind Sun 08-Jan-17 15:10:52

It automatically checks videos and if it recognises music it blocks the video. Technically preventing you from breaching copyright, but a pain nonetheless when it's background music.

Waterlemon Sun 08-Jan-17 15:14:21

I used my drop box account - you can sign up for a basic account for free

Waterlemon Sun 08-Jan-17 15:15:54

The search bots are unable to scan 3rd party links at the moment. So sharing via you tube or drop box is your best option

aforestgrewandgrew Sun 08-Jan-17 15:33:19

Even though it's on your account, they are publishing your content, so they are responsible for it. If you breach copyright, so do they.

I can understand why they are doing it, Facebook is not a public space, even though it feels like it.

But, this is why copyright laws aren't fit for a digital world IMO.

Copyright was originally meant to promote innovation (by making it worthwhile for artists to produce work). But these days it's more about large corporations making money by owning intellectual property.

Did you know even singing Happy Birthday was protected by copyright until recently? Meaning if you wanted to do a public performance or recording of it, you were breaking the law if you didn't pay royalties to the copyright owner.

When you're singing a copyrighted song at home, no one cares, but if you're performing a copyright protected song and sending it via the internet then you're breaking copyright laws.

The more we live our lives online, the more this will become an issue.

And in the future, if Alexa and friends are listening to our every move, will we need to worry about copyright issues within the non privacy of our own homes too?


BackforGood Sun 08-Jan-17 16:38:34

Seems so contrary though to all the 'upcoming' artists out there who are putting their music out there, for free, to enable them to get heard. As you have said, copyright laws weren't really written for the digital age!

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