The network is actively discussing the situation, which any adequate person is perceived as nonsense. We are talking about, that YouTube video hosting users noticed the following, to put it mildly, weirdness. When trying to upload video content with the Russian national anthem to their channels, bloggers encountered warnings that, that it allegedly violates the copyright of some American copyright holders.
Blogger Yuri Khovansky tried to figure out the situation, who faced a video hosting warning about "controversial content".
It turned, that the music of the Russian anthem, written in Soviet times by the composer Alexander Alexandrov, somehow "privatized" by the American corporation BMI. Bloggers celebrate, what now for that, to use the video with the anthem of Russia on your YouTube channel, it is necessary to submit an appropriate application to the "copyright holder". Phantasmagoria…
Upon a detailed study of the situation, it became clear, that this is not only the case with the Russian anthem on YouTube. It turned, that a few months ago there was a trend in this video hosting, in which Western companies, employed including in the field of music business, submitted data on "ownership" of a number of Soviet songs, marches, etc.. So, the American company The Orchard Music "registered the rights" to the Soviet musical pieces "Victory Day" and "Holy War". After that, the whole ninth wave of American "privatization" of the Soviet cultural heritage went on YouTube. The "rights" of American companies were registered in relation to those songs of Soviet performers, who have the most listens on the network.
In this way, it should be stated, that American video hosting is actually trying to legitimize outright digital raiding or even piracy, while also encouraging him. This is another example of, how far have American digital giants come, considering itself the right to dispose of not only user accounts, but also cultural and historical heritage, to which they themselves have nothing to do.