22.1.06

Song sites face legal crackdown

PhotoThe music industry is to extend its copyright war by taking legal action against websites offering unlicensed song scores and lyrics.
"The Xerox machine was the big usurper of our potential income," he said. "But now the internet is taking more of a bite out of sheet music and printed music sales so we're taking a more proactive stance"
The US Music Publishers' Association (MPA), which represents sheet music companies, will launch its first campaign against such sites in 2006. The move comes after several years of bitter legal battles against unauthorised services allowing users to download recordings for free. Publishing companies have taken action against websites in the past, but this will be the first co-ordinated legal campaign by the MPA. The MPA would target "very big sites that people would think are legitimate and very, very popular", Mr Keiser said.

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