Metallica essentially censored themselves (1 Viewer)

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I'm a former NOLA club band musician (80s/90s) and I can definitely understand Metallica's fight for protecting their product...but it came back to bite them in a funny kind of way.
They were doing an online performance of For Whom The Bell Tolls for the BlizzCon gaming convention when the performance was automatically censored due to copyright infringement (DMCA) ...


 

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Metallica sucks for destroying how awesome napster was. Do you know what Alice Cooper says about people pirating his music? As long as they are listening to his music he doesn't care.
 

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It's kinda odd to censor a live performance of a song due to copyright, when the copyright holder is doing the performance....

Isnt it just that Twitch screwed up?

It isnt like Metallica was the first concert via Twitch. Right?
 

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Metallica sucks for destroying how awesome napster was. Do you know what Alice Cooper says about people pirating his music? As long as they are listening to his music he doesn't care.
Pretty sure Metallica wasn't the only one. And tbh, I don't blame them. Several other big time musicians did the same, including Prince iirc.
 

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Metallica sucks for destroying how awesome napster was. Do you know what Alice Cooper says about people pirating his music? As long as they are listening to his music he doesn't care.
In fairness it wasn't just Metallica, and all they did was ask that existing law be enforced. I think people who create should be entitled to their own view on how to protect their creations. Some will take Alice Cooper's view, others will take Metallica's.

What's more interesting is what has happened since then, with the streaming platforms basically putting an end to record sales as we knew them.
 

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