Song lyrics on websites needs jail time, says MPA

By Derek Sooman on December 12, 2005, 2:48 PM
Websites that contain song lyrics, guitar tabs and musical scores could soon be made severely punishable if US music publishers get their way. The Music Publishers' Association (MPA) is pushing for the imprisonment of owners of such websites, claiming that unlicensed publication is illegal. They believe that fining the owners of such sites is insufficient punishment, and that imprisonment is the only viable deterrent.

MPA president Lauren Keise said: 'throw in some jail time I think we'll be a little more effective'.
I think we can all appreciate the wisdom of throwing people who post song lyrics on the Net in jail, along with killers, thieves and rapists; it makes perfect sense. Alternatively, perhaps the MPA might consider pushing for the death penalty, as this will surely help curtail this horrendous and ungodly practice.

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