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MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

MoonDoggie

Joined: Mar 24 2007

http://digg.com/tech_news/MPA_shuts_down_powertabs_net

F-ing ridiculous........

Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

yoshistrings

ヨッシー

Location: trapped in an egg

Joined: Oct 29 2007

uh-oh... we could be next...

I'd better download all the tabs from this website before that happens...

Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

I'm hoping this site is safe since the sites that do go down are primarily due to pressure from artists of the mainstream music industry (Recording Industry Association of America and Music Publisher's Association). I get the feeling video game music is generally safe from that, but you never really know. I figure sites like videogamejam.com and possibly ocremix.org would be done by now if that weren't the case.

If, god forbid, it does happen, I will put all the tabs of this site in a big zip file and send out an email to all members for where they can find it.

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DANG

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nozzie

The talkbox guy.

Location: Utah

Joined: Apr 06 2007

When in trouble Re-name :D look at AT&T D:

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Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

Jpg

Music Monkey

Location: I'm right behind you!

Joined: Apr 04 2008

The president of the MPA, Lauren Keiser says that the MPA's goal would be for owners of free tablature sites to get fines and/or imprisoned.

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Jpg

Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

MetalMario702

The Mario of Metal

Location: Rhode Island

Joined: Oct 27 2007

so why the hell did they do this? its not going to stop mass sharing of tabs. theres alwas torrents and probably hundreds of sites just like powertabs.net...im just a little confused at the logic behind it

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Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

MoonDoggie

Joined: Mar 24 2007

it really is just an idiotic form of logic. by the logic they use to shut down sites like powertabs and olga.net, they might as well go up to any guitar teacher, put cuffs on him/her, and throw them in the bin. because you KNOW they teach their students how to play a song here and their. that's what it amounts to.

Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

yoshistrings

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Location: trapped in an egg

Joined: Oct 29 2007

ain't that the truth.

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Jpg

Music Monkey

Location: I'm right behind you!

Joined: Apr 04 2008

I think it's the guitar pro formats.*

Well if I had a tablature site I would block my whois and get my own server. And use a proxy for that server.
I would put maximum security on my server so that they could never find me.

If they try to ping my IP they'll get rejected.

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Jpg

Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

archard

Joined: Jan 11 2007

"Jpg" posted:

I think it's the guitar pro formats.*

Well if I had a tablature site I would block my whois and get my own server. And use a proxy for that server.
I would put maximum security on my server so that they could never find me.

If they try to ping my IP they'll get rejected.

I would just get a server in Russia, like ultimate-guitar.com

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DANG

Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

Jpg

Music Monkey

Location: I'm right behind you!

Joined: Apr 04 2008

That's an even better idea.
Or you can lie and say you're in Russia.

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Jpg

Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

Stamen47

no0bzOrG

Joined: Jun 16 2007

This is very depressing news. I learned so much from tabs when I was first starting out, I wouldn't be the player I am today without them (on the other hand, maybe I'd be better...)

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Re: MPA shuts down powertabs.net........

michi2002k2

Joined: Oct 29 2007

Is there any other database as giant as powertabs.net was, filled with powertabs? oO