Beginning in 2010, SoundCloud has used automated content identification to protect our creators' copyright. When you upload a track, our system checks your upload against a database of tracks that copyright owners have asked us to block.
If the system detects a match, then your upload is blocked, because that’s what the copyright owner has asked us to do. We also run the system in the background to make sure that we’re picking up infringing content on an ongoing basis after upload. If the system detects a match, the track will be automatically removed.
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