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Is Google replacing your tracks with censored versions?

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Whether by coding or by glitch, it appears the Scan and Match feature of Google Music is replacing your explicit music with 'clean' versions. Scan and Match tags your music that you are uploading to Google Music, and allows you to stream the files from their own catalog, thus saving you hours (or days) of uploading time and bandwidth. Many users have begun complaining, however, that ...

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#1
ronni dosti Unverified new user
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#2
Probably the issue being the labels prefer you always listen to the censored ones they choose for you, so those are considered to be the 'right' match. Same thing on Youtube and other sites that allowed labels to run things, try searching for a song with 'dirty' lyrics without implicitly searching for the dirty or uncensored version, and you only get the censored version. They even go so far to mark the uncensored versions 'pirated', and issue DMCA's against users uploading them.

I'll stick my foot up your ass.
#3
WTF!!!!!

#4
Hmmm........perhaps a quick upload of Ice-T's "Body Count" will tell me definitively whether or not this is being done..........or the new "Drink, Drank, Drunk" from Hellyeah
#5
It seems to be a move made by Bible thumpers when they accidentally heard their children's/grandchildren's music. Don't see any other reasons why. Can't tell me that our superiors of law don't listen to uncensored music because they do!!

Chance prepares the favored mind. Look up once in a while and you might learn something. - BLUEBOY
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SmaryJerry Unverified new user
This just sounds like a technical hurdle due to the nature of the service. Basically Google Music may only check part of the file, the part that is the same in both versions, then by default decide to match it to the uncensored version. I would be surprised if they didn't have an option to switch that file to the explicit version.
#7
This is why you don't use "big brother" music services. Any service that monitors what you download and play is going to screw you over in the end.
#8
Originally posted by SmaryJerry:
This just sounds like a technical hurdle due to the nature of the service. Basically Google Music may only check part of the file, the part that is the same in both versions, then by default decide to match it to the uncensored version. I would be surprised if they didn't have an option to switch that file to the explicit version.
Absolutely wrong. They're not checking the file, they're checking the meta data and the signature. This is completely intentional. Most likely a testing ground for NSA censoring tehcnology.
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