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3 years ago
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Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
Under the new heading 'Songs composed by' is a list of everyone else's songs I tabbed out on here. I don't know, but there could be some legal ramifications to other people's published music under that heading. Just giving you a heads up because I know it's new on here.

Sincerely, Da Tickler.

 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
If it's a major software re-work to change that, you could just change the word 'composed' to 'arranged'.
 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
BA


Admin
[Admin]

332 Posts
Good catch...How about just 'Songs by Da Tickler'?
 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
BA


Admin
[Admin]

332 Posts
Updated. It's an easy change. Here's the old page, it used to say "Da Tickler's Tabs", but we're trying to use the word "song" over "tab" as "song" is more universally understood.

http://tabnabber.com/members/membersTabs.asp?u...

 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
Reverso
[Guest]
Does that mean the site is going to be renamed song nabber? :D
 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
BA


Admin
[Admin]

332 Posts
Reverso, don't be silly, we're going to rename it SongDonger.

Not really.

 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
From a legal standpoint, I don't think you can word the heading in any way to imply ANY type of 'ownership' by anyone on here of published and copyrighted material by others. How about using something like, "(Member Name)'s Contributions", or "(Member Name)'s Tabs", or maybe the word 'Submissions'.

This is a real slippery slope when it comes to the music publishing biz. Unfortunately, I know they're hard at work right now trying to find a way to shut down tab sites. Certain publishers have already taken action against 'Ultimate Guitar' and had them remove many of their songs from the site. UG is constantly monitored by ASCAP & BMI. I don't know if you've had any dealings with them, but remember: Just 'cause you're paranoid don't mean they ain't out to getcha.

Sincerely, D.T.

 
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3 years ago
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Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
'Songdonger'... That's hilarious!
 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
Now that I look at it again, if you had "Songs Tabbed By: 'Member Name'", that would eliminate any implication of ownership.
 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
BA


Admin
[Admin]

332 Posts
Instead of turning the site into a song donger, I just changed it to "Songs Tabbed by XXX". Thanks for the feedback. Man the more I see it, the more I'm liking the sound of songdonger, and the domain name is available (for the moment)...

But more to the general point (and more seriously): We at TabNabber (and SongDonger) do respect the rights of authors and content holders and will continue to comply with valid DCMA takedown requests as required by US law. For more, see:

http://tabnabber.com/FORUM2/display_message.as...

http://tabnabber.com/FORUM2/display_message.as...

 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
tabber dude


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

190 Posts
Ahhh outdated copyright laws. Just spent a year studying it, which has only left me more confused and forlorn at the state of affairs.

Also, you have my vote on 'SongDonger'.

 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
I would give 'Songdonger' 5 stars, but 'TabNabber' really does have a nice ring to it
All this has got me to thinking (and if it's too much reprogamming work it's totally understandable), but would it be a lot of trouble to possibly have '2' headings under the member's name that first lists their own original work 'Songs Composed By:', and then below that have a second heading as 'Songs Tabbed By', or it could be flipped with 'Tabbed By' list over 'Composed By' list. Am I way out in left field?

 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
Da Tickler


Tabologist
[Tabologist]

183 Posts
... to compile the 2 separate lists you could use this basic logic statement: if artist = member, 'Composed By:' list, else 'Tabbed By:' list. Just a thought.
 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
BA


Admin
[Admin]

332 Posts
tabber dude - Good gawd that sounds awful, not sure why you would want to torture yourself like that, but I'll keep you in mind if we need some legal advice! Also thanks for the back links on your youtube videos and we wish you continued success (57K+ views and climbing!) It's been a while since you've been featured on the homepage, let's change that shall we?

Da Tickler - It's an interesting idea, the logic of member = artist would catch some of the original compositions but would miss those composed under a different moniker or band name. But on the other side, there's no way we (admins and senior site members) can manually review every single song to properly categorize what is original and what is copyright protected. Ideally we'd implement something like YouTube has, an automated content flagging system that automatically reads and removes content that is in violation of site policies, but such a system is well beyond our abilities at this time. Once we start raking in the millions we'll be all over that.

In the meantime we're hard at work on some much needed improvements to the directory (artist/song) pages - adding play buttons for each song/tab - and the viewtab pages - adding (hopefully) color coding (or at least bolding) notes so they stand out from the rest of the tab, something like:
5|---a-b-a----

 
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3 years ago
Re: ATTN: BA! 'Songs Composed By'
BA


Admin
[Admin]

332 Posts
Well that didn't come out right, maybe like this:

5|---a-b-a----

 
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