Making Music More Enjoyable? Not Allowed!

from the lyrics-are-evil.... dept

Among the many clueless things the recording industry has done over the past few years is freak out over people daring to (oh my!) put lyrics online. We've written about a few cases where lyrics sites were forced to shut down due to angry recording industry lawyers, who somehow seem to think that putting up lyrics that make it easier for music fans to enjoy songs is damaging to the industry. It appears that this is still happening, as a bunch of lyrics sites in Germany are being threatened by the recording industry for writing out the lyrics of various songs. It would be interesting to see exactly how the industry thinks they're losing money by having people write out song lyrics online.

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  • identicon
    Hal, 18 Apr 2005 @ 12:35pm

    Have you seen Indy.TV?

    It got BoingBoing'd today, so I couldn't download it - but it sure does look promising.

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    eponymous geek, 18 Apr 2005 @ 2:51pm

    kareoke

    Doesn't the recording industry want to make sure we sing their songs correctly? I'm surprised they're not bringing out defamation of character lawsuits or some such for flubbing lyrics when we sing along in the car. RIAA should be paying these websites for helping keep their product uncorrupted.

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    jeremiah, 18 Apr 2005 @ 3:01pm

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    Umm, you're a bit ahead of yourself here, Techdirt. The issue the record companies have is not with the republication of their work per se, but with *commercial* exploitation of their properties without their consent. Sites that charge money for access to lyric content are the ones in deep water.

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