There was a lawsuit going on about online lyrics and tabbing. They supposedly want to jail webmasters of sites who post tabs, it was weird because the other day I was searching for tabs and I couldn't figure out why I couldn't connect to my tabsite.
seriously though is this going a bit far? I mean as long as you aren't copying out of an actual tab book its your own interpratation, so technically it should belong to you... right?
Probably a movement caused by tight-ass bands like Metallica. I'll give them my terms... they shall legalize unmonitored distribution of mp3s if they ban tablatures/lyrics. That would be a sensical bargain.
that sounds like a good deal to me...i noticed that mxtabs.net was down too and it happened kinda recently because like a month ago i was gettin bass tabs from there
They've cut off the tab supply from mxtabs.net already with a heavy lawsuit threat. That was my tab source for the longest time. It's a real pain, but I can kind of see where they're coming from.
If people get tabs online, that's basically infringing on their copyrights for the sheet music and the music in general. They're not directly losing money from the tabbing, but the companies that sell the sheet music are, and that's where the lawsuits are coming from.
Well yeah I can see where they are coming from but there are a couple reasons I think tabbing is OK
first and for more is that its your own representation of the works, its like how can they fault you for making your own "sheet music" book and giving it away? cause thats what tabbing really is, unless you are taking their music and copying it directly to the website it isn't stealing anything
and second, their sheet music books just caust way too much! its rediculous to spend that much money on song sheets for one thing... if they want to compete why don't they lower their prices?
Tabs are bad! Once I download a tab, there's absolutely no reason to listen to the music anymore, because when I play on my non-existant guitar, it sounds just like the song.
If I was in an extremely popular band, I would not mind at all if people got lyrics or even illegally downloaded my music. I mean, any popular band nowadays can easily live a VERY VERY comfortable life for very little work... I believe music was made to be listened to, and therefore, should not cost $1 or more per song to download.
I'm pretty mad that this caused MXTabs to shut itself down. Now all I have left are the low-quality Ultimate-guitar tabs. At least powertabs will be back online some time soon. Stupid government.
This is madness! Another example of the capitalist culture we live in! Why can't we go back to having music just to listen to and enjoy? What happened to that? Why do we have to worry about legality and licences and all that rubbish? Down with this mindless BEUROCRACY!