Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Some Stupid With A Lawsuit

I saw this posted on SlashDot earlier this week.

Music publishers are stepping up their campaign to remove guitar tablature from the Net. Recently received a nastygram from lawyers for the National Music Publishers Association and The Music Publishers Association of America. These organizations want to stretch the definition of their intellectual property to include by-ear transcriptions of music. is currently not offering tablature while the owner evaluates his legal options.

Here's a link to the story.

I just want you to know, if someone asks you for the main riff to Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water", and you say...


...just don't tell them you got the info from me.

1 comment:

Johnny Yen said...

Next they'll claim they have copyrights on notes.

It reminds me of the old Onion article, where Bill Gates and Microsoft patented zeroes and ones.