The Joy Of Lyrics - The Crackdown Of The Music Industry

from the frubmlub dept

Oh, that music industry. For years they've been upset by anyone who dares post lyrics online. I guess they're afraid of someone (gasp!) singing along correctly without paying them royalties. We posted a story about a site that tried to work with the music industry to post lyrics online almost three years ago. According to this BBC article, that website is still around, but they're finally going to shut down because it's just too much trouble dealing with an angry music industry - with no central way to license lyrics. Of course, as the article points out, many of the lyrics online are written by fans transcribing what they hear, and as such, it often has mistakes in it. So, my question is, if the transcribed lyrics have mistakes, are they still under the copyright control of the music industry? If not, why not set up a site that purposely (and perhaps obviously) has certain mistakes in the lyrics?
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    Anonymoose Cow-ard, 14 May 2003 @ 6:40am

    "Excuse me while I kiss this guy"

    "If not, why not set up a site that purposely (and perhaps obviously) has certain mistakes in the lyrics?"

    There already are many such websites. Use www.google.com to search for "mondegreen" or "while I kiss this guy" to find them (one such site is www.kissthisguy.com)

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    Simo, 14 May 2003 @ 8:56am

    Stick it on KazaA

    If you want to really %$&# off the recording industry, then bung all the lyrics on P2P networks along with the ripped-off MP3's!

    The RIAA/MPAA et al are getting far too powerful for commercial organisations, they think they're the government for the world now (kinda like Bush!)

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    Lyrics Guy, 30 May 2007 @ 2:34am

    thanks

    Misspelled lyrics is good idea! I am gonna use it on http://www.utterlyrics.com/

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