Sony won't let you post "crap recordings" of a few seconds of your own Beethoven piano performance

Back when Sony's fraudulent copyright claims resulted in a 47 second recording of pianist James Rhodes playing Bach, apologists argued that Sony and Youtube's copyright bots couldn't be expected to tell the difference between a highly skilled Bach performance and the ones in their own catalog.

But you don't need to be a concert pianist to have your performances censored by Sony.

Dheera Venkatraman writes, "It happened to me to. And I'm not even a professional pianist. I'm an engineer and play piano as a hobby. My recording is crap, and I have no associations with any labels."

As a reminder, the EU is poised to make this kind of filter mandatory for all services and all content types: text, audio, video, photos, code and more.