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RIAA Bans Telling Friends About Songs

Post by Sir Savant » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:04 pm

http://yro.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid= ... 1&from=rss

Well, not really, but they might as well.
"According to the BBC, the Music Publishers' Association is stepping up to launch the next phase in the music industry's battle against online music. The MPA is demanding jail time for the maintainers of websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. The MPA President has stated that closing websites and imposing fines is not enough, stating that by 'throw [ing]in some jail time I think we'll be a little more effective' in its crusade."
Just a matter of time before we will be driven underground in order to listen to good songs.
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Post by hearld500 » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:35 pm

Dude....this came from the onion
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Post by az_bont » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:38 pm

The article about the RIAA banning telling friends about songs is from The Onion, but they really are advocating prison sentences for people who post unlicensed lyrics or song scores.
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Post by 404NotFound » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:52 pm

az_bont wrote:The article about the RIAA banning telling friends about songs is from The Onion, but they really are advocating prison sentences for people who post unlicensed lyrics or song scores.

So... pretty much any guitar tab site?
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Post by jaredfogle » Fri Dec 09, 2005 3:57 pm

I wish there was a way for good artists to make money without being involved in all this mess.
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Post by |darc| » Fri Dec 09, 2005 4:43 pm

404NotFound wrote:
az_bont wrote:The article about the RIAA banning telling friends about songs is from The Onion, but they really are advocating prison sentences for people who post unlicensed lyrics or song scores.

So... pretty much any guitar tab site?
Yep.
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Post by az_bont » Fri Dec 09, 2005 7:15 pm

They tried to hunt down guitar tab sites a few years ago. This is apparently why a lot of major sites will now only show the first word of a line in a song, followed by some dashes.
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Post by Sir Savant » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:05 pm

I think they shut down a site caled pearLabs a while ago. Hopefully this doesn't spread, because it may even reach into midi's if the RIAA get's paranoid enough. And then what will we have?
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Post by TyBO » Fri Dec 09, 2005 8:47 pm

This is stupid. Do they think the artists really care if people learn how to play their songs on guitar? Or know the words to them for that matter?

Sheesh.
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Post by bizzle » Fri Dec 09, 2005 10:46 pm

TyBO wrote:This is stupid. Do they think the artists really care if people learn how to play their songs on guitar? Or know the words to them for that matter?

Sheesh.
I'm sure some do.
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Post by melancholy » Fri Dec 09, 2005 11:05 pm

I guess most bands fear that if you figure out the lyrics and the guitar tabs, you will realize that every single song they write is the same.
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Post by ace » Sat Dec 10, 2005 12:24 am

That and one of the only reasons I used to buy cds was for the lyrics inserts. When cds didn't have lyrics, I'd get so pissed off.
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Post by Syd » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:18 am

I think this is bullsh!t. I've been using tabs for years, in particular bass tabs. I can see how the lyrics may be a breach of copyright, but I don't think tabs are, unless they are directly pulled from a magazine or something. Tabs are just someone's perception of how a song is played. Besides tabs aren't sold or anything.
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Post by GratefulDead » Sun Dec 11, 2005 12:09 pm

Wow. That's really hardcore.
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Post by Jaded JAaron77 » Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:10 pm

...I'm just waiting for this to all really backfire on them. ...I'm surprised it hasn't yet
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Post by |darc| » Sun Dec 11, 2005 3:32 pm

Syd wrote:Besides tabs aren't sold or anything.
Of course they are.

For example, Led Zeppelin, White Stripes, Slipknot, Norah Jones, The Offspring, just to name a few artists of different genres.
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Post by Chaniyth » Sun Dec 11, 2005 6:40 pm

Anyone remember the Pepsi/iTunes Anti-RIAA Commercial?

It first aired during the 2004 Superbowl, but word got 'round and this stirred up quite a crowd of enthusiasts days before it aired. Even though the message isn't 100% "go to hell, RIAA," it suffices quite well.

Video. :lol:
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Post by Syd » Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:43 am

|darc| wrote:
Syd wrote:Besides tabs aren't sold or anything.
Of course they are.

For example, Led Zeppelin, White Stripes, Slipknot, Norah Jones, The Offspring, just to name a few artists of different genres.
True, but I was referring to the tabs that you can find on sites such as tabcrawler or the bass tab archive. :)

To me, making homemade tabs illegal is the same as making everything on GameFAQs illegal as well. I mean strategy guides are sold in stores as well. :?
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Post by bizzle » Mon Dec 12, 2005 7:08 am

Invizix wrote:Anyone remember the Pepsi/iTunes Anti-RIAA Commercial?

It first aired during the 2004 Superbowl, but word got 'round and this stirred up quite a crowd of enthusiasts days before it aired. Even though the message isn't 100% "go to hell, RIAA," it suffices quite well.

Video. :lol:
I don't think it's Anti-RIAA at all. Up until recently, Apple only let major labels (which are affiliated/protected by the RIAA) have music available on the iTunes Music Store. So, really, it's not Anti-RIAA at all, it's just pushing legal music downloads.
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Post by Ex-Cyber » Mon Dec 12, 2005 9:50 am

Xylene wrote:I don't think it's Anti-RIAA at all.
iTunes isn't really, but that commercial is.
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