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Sony Finally Admits It Doesnt Own Bach and It Only Took a Bunch of Public Pressure | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Heres the thing about different people playing the same piece of music: sometimes, theyre going to sound similar. And when music is by a composer who died 268 years ago, putting his music in the public domain, a bunch of people might record it and some of them might put it online. In this situation, a combination of copyright bots and corporate intransigence led to a Kafkaesque attack on music.