The police is playing copyright protected songs so that you can not live stream them because of #upfilters on big social media platforms. https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvxa7q/new-video-shows-beverly-hills-cops-playing-beatles-to-trigger-instagram-copyright-filter
What a fucking dystopia.
@Bobo_PK do the officers have a permit to broadcast that copyrighted music in public? Even when there is no intention of profit, they require a license to use that music.
They are utilizing overly-zealous anti-piracy algorithms to prevent people from sharing evidence of them breaking the law.
that may not prevent copyright detector software, it increasingly works even in situations with heavy background noise and filtered frequencies. Its worse as BLM and other left groups have had their protest streams blocked even without cops getting involved as they have played music on their own sound systems and the DJ selects something that triggers copyright (even modern "right on" pop artists still choose to sign to major labels)
it is not a problem that can be solved by tech without causing other issues - I sometimes do broadcast and AV engineering, the thought of deliberately limiting the frequency response of high quality source content is jarrring.
The copyright law needs to be reformed except its gone the other way even in UK/Europe - it was causing trouble to DJs, gamers and smaller content producers long before these higher stakes political incidents happened >>
there needs to be a proper fair use law implemented worldwide (it is clear that a political protest is not a pop concert; and any music played there by anyone is incidental rather than a direct part of the event).
Also if possible new/young artists need to promote independently of big labels and rights organisations (which is difficult as here in UK PRS/PPL is heavily lobbying them to join up, with the BBC giving the copyright org free publicity to recruit)
@jens @Bobo_PK the whole thing is flawed, and worse with streaming media - there seem to be hundreds of rights groups including startup companies all chasing after 0,00001€ when they hear a second of music..
Presumably though the Polizei don't play Schlager through loudspeakers at German protests as they know it will cause a shitstorm and the law may not be as much on their side, or is livestreaming a protest against the privacy laws to start with?
@Bobo_PK Public performance of copyrighted material? Doesn’t that make the officers liable to prosecution?
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