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We Were Wrong To Take You Offline... But Stay Offline

from the the-way-of-the-recording-industry dept

Last month when music publisher Warner/Chappell "apologized" for taking the pearLyrics app offline, we noted that the apology was extremely weak -- and nowhere did they say anything about having the app come back online. The exact sentence was: "However, it's not clear if pearLyrics is coming back online -- and W/C made it clear that it's still not thrilled with the idea that lyrics sites somehow "undermine" accurate lyrics." We had hoped it was just W/C being a reluctant apologizer, but Boing Boing is reporting that pearLyrics is still offline and is waiting (way too patiently) to hear back from W/C about whether or not it's okay to go online again. This, of course, is ridiculous, since pearLyrics isn't doing anything other than searching for lyrics -- a completely legal action.

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    Andrew Strasser, Jan 6th, 2006 @ 11:26am

    Things that disgust me.

    Stupid stuff like this disgusts me. You're pulling your own advertising aren't you Geniuses.

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    Frank J. Mattia, Jan 6th, 2006 @ 12:29pm

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    hell with it, send me the pearlyrics database and ill host it myself.

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    Sohrab, Jan 6th, 2006 @ 1:11pm

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    do they really need premission to rehost that stuff? I mean, if what their doing is not illlegal, cant they just re-open the doors to the site?

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 9th, 2006 @ 6:32pm

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    Let's all take a brief moment to remember with love:

    Ah, those were the days.

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