Now if there is every anything that is really fucked up. Read this. I know fellow guitar players are not going to be happy. I mean so much for learning your favorite songs on guitar b/c it is not illegal unless you pay to see peoples interpertations(how people make the make the tabs by listening to the music) of their scores.
I can see the MPA clamping down on material that is a blatant copy of the songwriter's musical score however when it's merely one person's interpretation of the song, that shold be another matter altogether.
Just my opinion
Stupid bastards, is nothing for free anymore? I think that is just completely retarded that they are going to close down web sites offering guitar tabs. They can kiss my ass if they think I am going to pay for bass tabs, I have until 2006 to print off all my favorite song tabs, ha ha, suckers. And its not like they can find every single tab site, where is anyone possiably going to get all the money to do this with. It will be very difficult. I think it is just a thret to scare people really just like with downloading illegal music.
Well people who play music actually respect music. I mean most of the time we may download illegally but sooner or later you are going to get the CD... at least I do.
The music corporations are greedy bastards and they care only about money. These stupid ads about music piracy have nothing to do with the music progresss and evolution. If you like a group when you hear it or see it on TV, you buy its tickets and albums. But giving money to buy something, that you'll regret it later, is silly. Music bands make money from concerts, corporations benefit mainly from albums.
I don't get this about guitar tabs. If I publish guitar tabs of a famous song, but I made them and I could be wrong, these are illegal? This is totally absurd and I believe this is violating a part of my own freedom. Anyway, I wish everything could be open source in this world...
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I dont usialy because I dont have the money :frowning:. Also I never use CD's as I use my mp3 player so CD's are a bit pointless to me. Most bands dont make much off CD sales and make most of their money off merch and gigs. I attend my favorite bands gigs and buy their merch so I guess I am doing my part to support them.
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If I publish guitar tabs of a famous song, but I made them and I could be wrong, these are illegal?
If they contain the original melody or bassline, then they contain the songwriter's material and you need permission from the copyright owner to publish them, even if they also contain your own work, for which you own the copyright. Effectively then the tabs would contain two copyrights.
By simply having music put out into public, it's obvious that people are going to listen to it and try to figure it out for themselves. It's stupid to try and shut down web sites anyways. If someone uses their own brain to figure out how to play a song, then there shouldn't be any reason to lock them up. Publishing it on the internet, however, is like stealing it and handing out bootleg copies. This is one of those difficult subjects with a line that's blurry enough to blur for miles. However, if someone figures out the music and puts it out on the internet with a few changes in it, then it wouldn't be the music company's music and therefore, they should have no control over it. Taking something like that offline would also be stealing in my book. I'm somewhat for taking down web sites that have exact copies of music because it really is theft. Websites with music that was figured out by people who wanted to learn to play it shouldn't be taken off the net if the music has alterations in it. I'll stop being redundant and y'all can sign the petition:
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if someone figures out the music and puts it out on the internet with a few changes in it, then it wouldn't be the music company's music
This is a common misconception, but it's not supported by the law.
Just to give an example of that very point:
David Bowie / Queen had a song, Under Pressure, Vanilla Ice,sampled the most identifiable riffs for his **only hit ** Ice Ice Baby on his 1990 album titled To the Extreme. Vanilla didn't bother to license, or even credit, the song.
The music is used to provide a feel, mood, or atmosphere; generally the same as the original. The sampled song will compete directly with the original. It is generally the case that the readily identifiable riffs or hooks in a particular song are what generate the sales.
The liner notes indicate the author of Ice Ice Baby as Vanilla Ice, Earthquake and M. Smooth. Additionally, the liners thank such artists (presumably for inspiration) as MC Hammer, Ice T, Public Enemy, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Cash Money, EPMD and 2 Live Crew. Conspicuously absent are David Bowie and Queen.
This case never went to trial, although rumor has it that the copyright holders of Under Pressure threatened suit and settled with Vanilla out of court for an undisclosed sum.
Anyone old enough to remeber who Vanilla Ice was can also remember that song and that Ice added 2 notes to the riff and called it his.
If anyone cares to read the whole story as well as lyrics and listen to the two songs you can do it here.
Let's agree to respect each others views, no matter how wrong yours may be.
Are they on a smear campaign against themselves? What the fuck?
Seriously, all the music majors I know are some of the few people who actually pay for music. All the guitarists I know are the people who are a lot more likely to buy music, they're going to be pissed off about this and probably stop, myself included - although I typically just buy vinyl.