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Old 2007-04-25, 03:03
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Exclamation 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 MetalTabs.com 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!
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Old 2007-04-25, 03:10
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Dude, that sounds great. Another crushing blow against those NMPA scumbags.
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Old 2007-04-25, 03:12
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Nice! Amazing job Nomad, your dedication is much appreciated.
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Old 2007-04-25, 03:14
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Yeah, sterling work, Alex!
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Old 2007-04-25, 03:33
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A post to congratulate you on your stance is the least one can do. Nice job.
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Old 2007-04-25, 04:20
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That's awesome news to hear, I'm glad something was able to done. Thanks Nomad!
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Old 2007-04-25, 07:17
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Which bands/labels rejected the request?
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Old 2007-04-25, 07:37
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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.
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Old 2007-04-25, 08:22
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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?
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Old 2007-04-25, 08:26
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Thats great news!
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Old 2007-04-25, 09:11
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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.
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great job!!!
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Great job, Im glad to see someone actually standing up to those cunts.
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Old 2007-04-25, 10:43
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Awesome news. Thanks a ton dude
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Old 2007-04-25, 11:39
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Old 2007-04-25, 11:54
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Old 2007-04-25, 12:03
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Old 2007-04-25, 12:33
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