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Thread #22058   Message #237223
Posted By: GutBucketeer
01-Jun-00 - 11:08 PM
Thread Name: TABLEDIT Pulls Tabs due to Harry Fox!
Subject: TABLEDIT Pulls Tabs due to Harry Fox!
Well I just came across an announcement in the BanjoL archives that the Harry Fox Agency is at it again. They contacted the TABLEDIT site and threatened them. In response TABLEDIT pulled ALL of their tabs from their website.

TABLEDIT is a great, great program which provided the tabs the music notation, plays the tune, and shows the fingerings as it plays the song. As my 10 year old would say. Sweeeeet. It also works on banjo, guitar, and many other instruments. The TABLEDIT site provided the tabs they had collected/submitted free of charge to run within their program. Granted it did have some copyrighted tunes like beattle songs included. It also had many, many public domain old time and traditional banjo tunes. They pulled everything!

My questions are: why, and when will this insanity stop? Besides... What right does the Harry Fox agency have to stop the distribution of tabs for public domain songs? Who owns the TABS?

The Banjo-L discussion is here:

http://listproc.ucdavis.edu/archives/banjo-l/log0005/

The TABLEDIT site is here:

http://www.tabledit.com/

Riled in Silver Spring!!!

JAB

Please no KTS (Keyboard Tourette's Syndrome) in this thread.