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We really want you to hate us.

Went to look up some tablature, clicked on the link and got this:

This tab or lyric has been removed over possible copyright infringement. We are currently looking into methods to display this tab or lyric that abide by copyright laws. Click here to learn more about the situation and voice your opinion.

The link leads to a forum full of angry musicians, and a link to this BBC article:.

The US Music Publishers' Association (MPA), which represents sheet music companies, will launch its first campaign against such sites in 2006.

MPA president Lauren Keiser said he wanted site owners to be jailed.

He said unlicensed guitar tabs and song scores were widely available on the internet but were "completely illegal".

Mr Keiser said he did not just want to shut websites and impose fines, saying if authorities can "throw in some jail time I think we'll be a little more effective".

Mr. Lauren Keiser goes on to whine about the Xerox machine as well, and says he's doing it for the poor struggling artists, who get .00000001% of the sale of any sheet music, if it even exists.

Why is our system set up to protect these archaic industries?

By fnord12 | January 26, 2006, 8:51 AM | Liberal Outrage & Music


There's a Rush Transcription project:

don't tell them.

Oh you really mean a Rush Transcription project.

I thought you meant like when you go to read the transcript of a television show and it says "THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED."

Oh. RUSH. lol