Google Scan-and-Match Service Getting Rid Of Explicit Songs?

By Prarthito Maity email: p.maity@mobilenapps.com | Dec 25, 2012 10:59 AM EST

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When it comes to explicit content in songs, it seems like Google wants to play the moral police. Or does it? Per reports, while some users are stating that Google is taking out the explicit songs from their playlists and replacing them with clean ones, others are complaining that exactly the opposite is happening – Google is taking out the cleaner versions of the songs and replacing them with the original, explicit ones in the cloud.

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“Scan and Match quickly tags music you are uploading and instead of uploading the entire file, it makes the tracks available from their catalog, saving people lots of upload time. That is great, but what happens when you are not getting exactly what you are trying to upload,” a Droid Life report states.

The report also says that many users find that when uploading albums that contain explicit lyrics, Google is making only the “clean” versions available for playback. A similar problem was reported with the Apple iTunes Match service.

Apple came across this problem back in February, soon after it introduced iTunes Match. At the time, a Verge report stated that “the 'clean' versions of certain rap songs are being played over the iTunes Match cloud streaming service, even when the profanity-laced originals are stored on disk in the iTunes library."

It was confirmed that time the issue only seemed to affect a few tracks, including Jay-Z's Can I Live and Kanye West's Power, and per 9to5Mac, Apple had acknowledged the problem and promised a fix.

“Hip-hop heads may have to wait a little longer to have their minds corrupted, though as far as we know, Marilyn Manson records remain unaffected,” The Verge stated.

Cult of Mac’s Buster Heine wrote: “iTunes Match had successfully filtered out all the profane and derogatory words by changing the tracks to clean versions of the albums, which pretty much ruined my jog because I was really really wanting to sing along and drop 50 ‘F-bombs’ a minute”

“Let me out of force match!!!!!!!! Do not match my library! That’s my music that I have bought and collected for years!!! All for you to trash it??? Don’t tell me what version my music should be, sound like and what bit rate!! That is wrong,” a user commented on the problem.

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