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“Open Goldberg Variations – BWV 988 – 03 – Variatio 2 a 1” Youtube Upload: False Claims and Disputes Report

June 4, 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuSKm9m1ZGg

Source Type: Sound Recording
Source: “Goldberg Variations – MWV 988 -03- Variatio 2 a 1”
Music by J.S. Bach, 1741
Recording/Performance on Piano by Kimiko Ishizaka
Released as part of the Open Goldberg Variations Project and funded on Kickstarter

Notes on Copyright Status:

Bach’s music, the Open Goldberg Variations, are in the public domain due to having been written in 1741, making them too old to be copyrighted in the U.S.

Kimiko Ishizaka’s recording of her performance of the Goldberg Variations is in the public domain because she released it into the public domain using the Creative Commons Zero Waiver on May 28th, 2012.

Download it for free at: http://www.opengoldbergvariations.org/

False Copyright Claims on This Recording:

As with “Open Goldberg Variations – BWV 988 – 02 – Variatio 1 a 1,” a claim was submitted that was credited to “multiple music publishers and collection societies.”

Resolution:
9/16/2012: I sent a dispute via Youtube as no contact information or identities of the copyright claimants was provided. The claim was released within 1-3 seconds, seemingly automatically.

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