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nomad 2007-04-25 03:03

MetalTabs - legal issues (update)
On the 7th of April 2007 we have received a take-down notice from our ISP. NMPA lawyers contacted them claiming that the tabs on infringe upon their copyright and demanding to remove the tabs. We complied to avoid being sued.

Shortly after the tabs were taken down, we started directly contacting bands and their labels, asking for their permission to post tablature. Our attempt to legalise the tabs is very successful so far. The vast majority of bands and labels that replied gave us their permission. Many of them complimented the work we are doing and wished best of luck with the website.

In the coming weeks we will re-open MetalTabs. We will not have as many tabs as we used to have but 100% of them will be legal and the number of tabs will increase as we receive more replies from bands and labels.

Thank you for your continuing support and patience!

CompelledToLacerate 2007-04-25 03:10

Dude, that sounds great. :beer: Another crushing blow against those NMPA scumbags.

fatdanny 2007-04-25 03:12

Nice! Amazing job Nomad, your dedication is much appreciated.

johnmansley 2007-04-25 03:14

Yeah, sterling work, Alex!

Amadeus 2007-04-25 03:33

A post to congratulate you on your stance is the least one can do. Nice job.

Sycophant 2007-04-25 04:20

That's awesome news to hear, I'm glad something was able to done. Thanks Nomad!

Infinity 2007-04-25 07:17

Which bands/labels rejected the request?

nomad 2007-04-25 07:37

Originally Posted by Infinity
Which bands/labels rejected the request?

I will post that a bit later. In fact to prevent future legal issues I'm going to have this information openly available on the website.

Soeru 2007-04-25 08:22

Excellent. Good luck with all this jazz. One question though, say for an Earache records band, do you mail a letter to each and every band on the record label or just 1 directly to the label?

ZRO 2007-04-25 08:26

Thats great news!

L,B'XXX 2007-04-25 09:11

Great news, Alex. I'll keep admin "elsewhere" updated on what's up here just incase.
You're doing a fine job keeping us going.

JOAMdude 2007-04-25 09:13

great job!!!
thank you very much :love:

humancorpse 2007-04-25 09:57

Great job, Im glad to see someone actually standing up to those cunts.

Theoldman 2007-04-25 10:16


Niro5150 2007-04-25 10:27

Thanks for the hard work, Nomad

Break Zero 2007-04-25 10:43

Awesome news. Thanks a ton dude :beer:

Paddy 2007-04-25 11:39

Many thanks Nomad :D

Unanything 2007-04-25 11:54


blizzard_beast 2007-04-25 12:03

Excellent! :beer:

Viking Metal 2007-04-25 12:33

very great work! respect :vampire:

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