Youtube catches Schubert’s Trout in classic copyright wash

Youtube catches Schubert’s Trout in classic copyright wash

Not Schubert’s best tune, perhaps, but one known to a significant proportion of the human race – with the exception of the bots employed by Youtube.

The Google-owned video site has blocked a Samsung washing-maching ad which uses the Trout theme to signal its final rinse and dry. Youtube claims this is in copyright. Schubie-doo died in 1828.

Apparently, at the latest count, 950,000 Youtube users have protested.

Full story here.

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