The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #14434   Message #124075
Posted By: M. Ted (inactive)
14-Oct-99 - 11:06 PM
Thread Name: No Joke: Mudcat Under Attack
Subject: RE: No Joke: Mudcat Under Attack
I think the "60.000 free lyrics" is the reason for all of this--it could easily be construed that their intent is to get exclusive control of distribution of song lyrics on the web-- I can not help but notice the change that has taken place on the UBL, which once was a site that linked one to lyrics and fan pages, but now offers info on artists and has a shopping basket for your purchases--

If this is indeed the case(of course, I only postulate it, theoretically, as one of many possibilities) there may be reason to request anh h investigation from the justice department--

At a point in the near future, we should do a little web research and gather whatever information is available on other actions of this sort and their ultimate results--

At this point, I suggest forming a committee of some sort to oranganize efforts and create useful partnerships--

In addition, I recommend taking strategic and planning discussions to a listserve type arrangement, as it is possible for the HFA people to monitor all these discussions--

The reason for becoming a non-profit is simple--it makes it possible to solicit and collect money for any legal pursuits that may become necessary--