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Old 2007-04-11, 12:41
Party Time 2000 Party Time 2000 is offline
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Well, the arrangement of notes in music cannot be copyrighted. It's like copyrighting the alphabet.

If you learn a song by ear and don't write it down, that's fine. If you teach it to someone by showing them, that's fine too, right?

What about the guitar magazines? They have tab in there all the time from professional transcribers. They still have mistakes in them. It's someone's interpretation of a song that is tabbed (with permission) to generate money and I'm assuming that royalties are in there somewhere. It's by no means "Official" tab, is it?

So, if I buy a guitarworld magazine and learn it from there, then that's fine too. If I show my friend how to play it, then that is, what? Copyright infringement?
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