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    Quote Originally Posted by P3rv3rt B3ar
    just realised that after ECHELON parses this statement... entering states can provide me free torture...

    Well its your own fault, you should have put ''</ECHELON>'' at the start of your message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lez
    Well its your own fault, you should have put ''</ECHELON>'' at the start of your message.
    Yeah, have to keep that in mind for future... or mayby something like <script> while (true) {} </script>

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    Well, I got the following email from XM yesterday.

    I'm sure it comes as no great shock to anyone that the music industry now wants to kill the use of devices such as the MyFi, much like they did with the XMPCR, except this time they're taking it to the big dogs.

    Looks like XM has grown a pair and is attempting to stand up to these bullies. Even if you're not an XM, or even satellite subscriber, you should let your voice be heard. To be honest, I'm surprised the music industry isn't pushing for any and all devices capable of recording audio to be banned.


    I'm emailing you personally because XM Satellite Radio needs your help. Please click here to contact Congress and learn more about this issue.

    The big record companies are pressuring Congress to pass legislation that would prevent XM listeners like you from having access to more music choices and new technologies. If these powerful special interests get their way, it will be much tougher for satellite radio to keep bringing you the unique and innovative artists you find on XM.

    Let me explain: With 69 commercial-free digital music channels, XM provides an outlet for recording artists of virtually every musical style and genre.

    XM has been a good friend to the music industry and, more importantly, to artists and songwriters. XM helps listeners discover new artists and rediscover forgotten favorites, stimulating CD and concert ticket sales.

    We make sure artists and songwriters are fairly compensated for their music: XM pays a portion of your subscription fee to them and their record labels for the music you hear. Satellite radio has already paid tens of millions of dollars in royalties -- and over the coming years it could pay hundreds of millions more. By contrast, conventional AM and FM radio stations pay nothing to recording artists or their record labels.
    • In fact, satellite radio, including XM, is now the largest payer of digital performance royalties to artists and record labels in the country.
    But the big record labels want more -- a lot more -- and are trying to use Congress to stand in the way of the future. They are pressuring Congress to pass legislation that would prevent XM listeners like you from being able to use our new radios. These radios allow XM subscribers to record music they hear on XM for personal use so you can listen later - in the same way TiVo allows you to record TV shows for later viewing.

    This could mean fewer music choices and less new technology for you in years to come. Those who stand in the way of progress never prevail and they won't this time, if you and the other 6.5 million members of the XM Nation act today.

    Again, I hope you will click here to contact Congress and learn more about this issue.

    Thank you for being a part of the XM Nation. With your support, XM Satellite Radio will continue to bring you the highest quality music, talk, sports, news and innovation.

    Best Wishes,

    Hugh Panero
    CEO of XM Satellite Radio

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    twats.

    look at my avatar, thats me right now, well down a bottle but still able to understand ITS OUR RADIO!

    Hell what are they going to force you to do after they have forced us not to record contant, forced recording of adverts so we can be even more brainwashed?

    Does anyone remember the commercials years ago that were 50/50 split, so you got half of commercial A, then B, then 2nd half of A, they will do that with shows next to keep you in your chair even longer, so they can get more revenue generating adds in, twats.
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    im just waiting for the day i have to sit thru 5 mins worth of ads just to play a game on ps3 or 360.
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    how about no one buys a PS3 and boycotts Sony? I won't be.
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    It's not over yet.. I just got this from XM:

    Thank you for taking action to support XM Satellite Radio. Unfortunately, the powerful special interests are still at it. They continue to pressure Congress to restrict your music choices and access to new technology. We need your help again - to call 800-303-3263 to tell your Senator you support XM Radio.

    The big record companies and their lobbyists are urging Congress to pass a bill called the PERFORM Act. This special interest legislation would prevent XM listeners like you from having access to more music choices and new technologies - such as our new radios called the inno and Helix. These radios allow XM subscribers to record music they hear on XM for personal use so you can listen later - in the same way TiVo allows you to record TV shows for later viewing.

    This could mean fewer music choices and less new technology for you in years to come. Those who stand in the way of progress never prevail and they won't this time, if you and the other 6.5 million members of the XM Nation act today.

    I hope you will call 800-303-3263 to tell your Senator that you oppose The PERFORM Act, and that you ask they do as well.

    Please call between the hours of 9 am & 6 pm

    Talking points:
    1. I'm calling to urge the Senator to oppose the PERFORM Act and other legislation that would harm satellite radio.
    2. I'm an XM Satellite Radio subscriber who lives in (your state).
    3. Please ask my Senator to oppose the PERFORM Act.
    Please visit us at www.xmradio.com/grassroots if you want to learn more about this issue.


    Best Wishes,

    Hugh Panero
    CEO of XM Satellite Radio

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    mpaa or whatever is called closed MX tabs not long ago. Learning songs by ear ftw.

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    They got the same threat. I can't believe that is happening. Not only does that alienate an entire generation of aspiring musicians, it will slow the growth of the industry as a whole.I know several excellent guitarists who got their start using tabs, and one not so excellent one, me. IF this goes through, I will lose my faith in out justice system completely.
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    I am just writing this to make the fine staff of "insert publication name here" aware of a growing story that has the potential to impact an entire generation. In a brazen and most certainly unconstitutional move, the National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) as well as the Music Publishers' Association (MPA) have decided to sue the various tablature sites on the internet. Tablature has been around since the middle ages. It is the simplest form of written music, and allowed ANYBODY to read music, without formal eduction or experience. Today, guitarist proudly carry on this time honored tradition. The tab sites today area cast library of user submitted, transcribed by ear, tabs. The author will hear a song, sit down, and write what amounts to an educational guide for that partiular song. An aspiring guitarist can download this file, and get suggestions on chords, and fingerings, allowing said guitarist to attempt to learn to play that song.

    The NMPA claims that this violates the copywrites of the artists by showing other people how to play the song, without purchasing the official sheet music. Remember that these are user submitted, INTERPRETATIONS of the music by non-paid, volunteer authors who have taken the time out of their lives to pass the gift of music onto others. I know of many excellent musicians that got their start by reading tabs. I myself started playing the guitar by reviewing tabs. The actions of the NMPA not only alienate an entire generation of aspiring artists, but will slow the growth of the music industry as a whole. If this suit goes though, I will lose my faith in the justice system completely. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, and I would very much appreciate it if you would give the silent epidemic a little publicity. Such injustices do not belong underground. I hope when the light of the public eye is upon the NMPA, they will be forced to withdraw their ridiculous lawsuits.


    Sincerely
    -Brendan C. (except I used my full name)
    Concerned Citizen


    LInks to various tab sites, or what is left of them:

    www.guitartabs.cc
    http://www.mxtabs.net/index.html
    http://www.tabcrawler.com/

    There are many more tablature sites on the internet, many have gotten the same threat and are closing. Those that haven't are certainly next.

    A quick history of tablature:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablature

    This is a copy of a letter i sent to all the major locan news stations, papers, ect. in the hour since my last post. I think that everybody who reads this should take five minutes to write a similar letter and submit it to the local media. With luck , we can raise awareness and the lunacy will stop
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