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Companies like YouTube can do music fingerprinting because Google has access to pretty much all music ever made. There isn't a "copyright checker" that MM can just funnel all audio uploads through without incurring some decent costs that they can't recoup, not to mention building the infrastructure to export and autoconfirm the answer and auto-delete offenders. So they have to take the cost-effective route of hobbling users because of the numerous offenders. They gave us the opportunity to create, and too many people took the opportunity to steal.