I thought it would never happen! An instant banishment from cyber-space! Mozart’s beloved Andante from Sonata K. 283 was the victim of pure and simple tyranny by the you tube police! The stand-in argonaut imperialist Hyperion, a recording company whose reach extended above and beyond PUBLIC DOMAIN, wrenched my upload from its earthly existence with a bundled threat to annihilate my Google Plus fueled Channel.
Should I be specific and name, Names? I’m sure Marc-Andre Hamlin who is one of hundreds to record the precious Mozart middle movement, had nothing to do with the iron fist of Hyperion, though I was made aware that his name was woven into the plot to kill my posting. Perhaps he was innocently caught in the middle of a copyright infringement charge leveled at me, having no rhyme or reason to snatch my version of Mozart’s precious middle movement.
With a knee-jerk empowering reflex, I “disputed” the ban, checking pertinent boxes with an added typed footnote defending my right to play a dead composer’s creation that dated back to the 18th century. I reserved the RIGHT TO CLIAIM that my posting had educational value, not redeemable in $$$…
With satire put aside, scores of you tubing musicians are up in arms, rallying against prohibitions imposed on our Classical music uploads–We’re appalled at corporate ownership claims of long deceased composers. It’s basically a Citizen’s United crossover into the musical universe with the Corporate Recording INDUSTRIAL Complex (CRIC) using BRUTE FORCE to rid cyber of lowlife Indies, viewed as a threat to the MONOPOLIZING OLIGARCHY!
(DO I SOUND LIKE BERNIE SANDERS??! Who cares? He’s got my vote!)
My online delivered defense against HYPERION’S CHARGES elicited a YOU TUBE channeled withdrawal of the world-wide ban.
In its place, a captioned “Disputed third party matched content” was affixed.
In conclusion, Regardless of bullying Big MONEY interests, musicians the world over won’t capitulate.
By example, I just posted another Mozart middle movement that narrowly escaped the Ban. So there!
from Arioso7’s Blog (Shirley Kirsten)