David Feldman, father of the young man whose piano videos got taken off Youtube when EMI claimed they were Daniel Barenboim’s, is a happy man.
Thanks to help offered by Slipped Disc readers, he managed to locate the right legal executive in EMI, who apologised for the error and removed the block. The legal eagle blamed the problem on new software (heard that one before?) and acknowledged that this kind of pursuit was less appropriate to classical music than it is to pop, where copyright violations are rife. He held out the possibility that classical music infringements might be removed altogether from the search program – which would be a very good and sensible result.
Well done, our readers!
Here, by way of reward, is another of Anthony Feldman’s videos, now restored to Youtube.