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A Doomed Fate??

Posts: 36
how do we know this site wont suffer from what happened to bassmasta. i think this should be brought up. i dont want this site to shut down.
TheDude [staff]
Posts: 287
That's a legit question.

Bassmasta was under immense legal pressure from MPA and decided the site could no longer be maintained so it was sold.

This site is neither owned by US citizens, nor hosted in the US. The US law does not apply here - and even if it did, the site hosts nothing illegal. Actual songs are intellectual property, lyrics are not. Same thing applies to tablature. We have not received any legal pressure yet and we don't expect it any time soon.

We have also made sure we're doing absolutely nothing illegal, so any possible threats we get will most likely simply be ignored.

We love bass. This site is going nowhere.
Posts: 35
Good to know. Love those tabs.
thanks for answering i am at ease.
i mean does this site take money away from artists, no. bass tablature books are rare and many musicians dont have any tab books. i do know if we were posting sheet music that might get some people mad.
johnny [staff]
Posts: 1003
Yeah it says explicitly on sheet music that duplication is prohibited. But what we're posting here are actually just interpretations of songs by other people (often times not even accurate) and are used only for educational purposes.

Like the dude said, the site is here to stay.
KissyBoy [staff]
Posts: 42
Technically speaking: Big Bass Tabs = rubber, MPAA = glue.
TheDude [staff]
Posts: 287
Also technically speaking, a law like SOPA / PIPA / ACTA could give us trouble because there would be no due process in which we could defend our case if some big shot company tried to shut us down.

But hopefully these laws will be beaten and we'll all be playing bass happily ever after.

If by some massive conspiracy we do get shut down, we'll be back with a new server setup in Albania. Just sayin'.
johnny [staff]
Posts: 1003
yeah, or outer space.
Why aren't as many people here than there was on Bassmasta? Wouldn't it make sense for all those people to move to another site?
johnny [staff]
Posts: 1003
Lots of people don't know about this site and it's not been around for as long so it's not doing as good in the search engines. Songsterr very cleverly redirected all the URLs from bassmasta to their website so most results point to them.
So couldn't you put up a paid add on Google, so when people search for bass tabs you guys come first?

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