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EMI admit to wrongfully claiming copyright to Stanislav Yovanovitch recordings

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By Stuart Johnson
Posted Dec 20, 2011 in Business
EMI and UMPG music publishing corporations have admitted to wrongfully claiming copyright on recordings owned by celebrated virtuoso pianist Stanislav Yovanovitch and uploaded to Youtube.com by Voyagerlegends.com, in a recent email exchange.
The dishonest, offensive notice generated by EMI Music and UMPG, "Your video may contain content owned by EMI and/or UMPG" appeared on a large number of Stanislav Yovanovitch Youtube video earlier this year, suggesting that they owned tracks from "Live Recordings from the Royal Concerts 1989", double CD, Amazing Masterpeices and many others samples of the thirty four year old, fifteen CD solo catalog, considered the equal of the Sviatoslav Richter archive.
Amazon.com lists the "1989 Royal Concerts" as published by Voyagerlends.
Uncontrolled "Content" notices on Youtube are thought to be the result of a directive from Vice President Joe Biden in his 2010 Youtube "Roundtable on piracy with government officials and entertainment executives" aimed at curbing foreign, including Chinese piracy.
In a remarkable "About Face", Stanislav Yovanovitch, Honorary Music Professor of a major Chinese University appears to be a vicitim of attempted piracy and defamation of character condemened by the same executives attending the 2010 "Roundtable".
Mr. Yovanovitch, regarded as Europe's most compelling interpreter of Liszt and Chopin will tour the US in February in a few solo recitals for US charitable foundations.

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