Shoot the moon - Oh. Wait.

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Strange story at DIY Photography:

UNIVERSAL’S REACH EXTENDS BEYOND EARTH – CLAIMS COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP OF THE MOON
If you share a video on social media and it contains someone else’s copyrighted work, you’re bound to get a claim from the content owner. But what happens when you get it for your own work? This weird thing happened to filmmaker Philip Bloom when he shared his video of the full moon. It got removed because, apparently, videos of the moon were copyrighted to Universal Music Group. Wait, what?

Philip shot truly gorgeous footage of the sunset moon in Skiathos, Greece on 22 August. He used a Sony Alpha 1 with a Sony 100-400mm GM and a 2x teleconverter. He was excited to share it with his friends and followers, so he posted it on Facebook. However, he got this notice: “Your video is blocked and can’t be viewed in 249 locations.” the reason for this was that the video “matches 30 seconds of video owned by UMG.” So instead of deserved positive feedback, Philip was slammed with a copyright infringement from UMG.

Much more at the link.  Universal Music Group was using AI to scan new submissions to YouTube and their algorithm flagged Mr. Bloom's image. AI has its uses but is it really ready for primetime yet?

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