these weinerheads are taking down tab sites.
thats right guys. it's now illegal to take down guitar tabs.
pretty soon, it'll prbably be illegal to play someone elses songs without paying for the right to do so.
how screwed up is that?
more are coming.
oh yeah, these guys killed Grokester too.
and do i hafta mention the RIAA suing dead people?
this has gotta end somewhere folks. The recording industry combating people who blatantly pirate illegal copies of music the release is one thing.
but this strikes the heart, man.
if you don't know what tabs are:
lets say I hear a song on a cd that i wanna learn how to play on my guitar or bass. I get out my axe, a pen and some paper and listen to it again and again while trying out fingerings on the guitar until they match up with whats coming through the speaker. Like trying to learn how to sing a song.
tabs are a notation that guitarists use to write down fingerings for songs. It used to be that one could go online and find tabs to any song you wanted to know how to play, posted by people who figured them out.
its not stealing music. its like posting lyrics online.
and now... it's illegal.
someone should freakin lock these RIAA and NMPA policy makers in the looney bin. They're skrewing over the most important part of their business: their consumers.
Our country was founded on the idea that if a large power is being unfair, people have the right to revolt. That's John Locke philosophy.
We can revolt against the music industry. It's called boycott. If they don't have consumers, they don't have a business.
Theres a place where we have to draw the line. For me, it's here.