Music Industry now targets website hosting unlicensed song scores and lyrics

Music Industry now targets website hosting unlicensed song scores and lyrics

This is now getting a bit out of logical explanation. The music industry in the United States is now extending its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics. The organization behind these steps is the Music Publishers’ Association (MPA), which represents US sheet music companies and they would be go offensive next year.

MPA president Lauren Keiser even went to the extent of saying that he would like to see the offending parties go to jail over what they are doing with the music industry. He told a media group that providing Guitar licks and song scores on the internet is completely illegal. The industry has been until now indulging a war against services and users, which are involved in digital piracy of the songs, and the latest step, adds to that.

MPA president Lauren Keiser said that they would be targeting very big sites that people would think are legitimate and very, very popular. He added: “The Xerox machine was the big usurper of our potential income. But now the internet is taking more of a bite out of sheet music and printed music sales so we’re taking a more proactive stance.”

He was supported by the president of the National Music Publishers’ Association, David Israelite who added: “Unauthorized use of lyrics and tablature deprives the songwriter of the ability to make a living, and is no different than stealing. Music publishers and songwriters will consider all tools under the law to stop this illegal behavior.”

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