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Comment Re:Google needs to be responsible (Score 2) 153

"The reason Content ID exists is because Youtube can't possibly manually review everything."

It's not YouTube's job to review *anything*. The DMCA obligates them to take down content when they get a claim, and to put the content back up when their is a counter claim. That's it. The Content ID system actually works outside of any legal requirement.

Comment What is original content? (Score 3, Interesting) 167

In 1998, Ray Repp sued Andrew Lloyd Webber for plagiarism, based on the similarities between Phantom of the Opera and an earlier work by Repp. Instead, the court found similarities between Repp's work and an even earlier piece by Lloyd Webber.

There are only 12 semi-tones in Western scales. How can anything be original?

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