Here We Go Again [12:19 pm]
Now that lawsuits against file swappers have been accepted, let’s get back to those evil folks who post tablatures and lyrics of favorite tunes (e.g., OLGA or Guitar Notes): Song sites face legal crackdown
The music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics.
The Music Publishers’ Association (MPA), which represents US 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.
Guitar licks and song scores are widely available on the internet but are “completely illegal”, he told the BBC.
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”.
Hell yeah — maybe there’s some space at Gitmo for these nefarious villains!