Musical Interpretation on the Internet
Music Publishers' Association
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We the Undersigned hereby formally petition the Music Publishers' Association (MPA) of the United States of America on behalf of musicians across the globe regarding the MPA's decision to take legal action against guitar, bass, and other tablature and musical interpretation websites. We believe that interpretation of copyrighted musical scores does not constitute copyright infringement as the interpretations are the sole property of the interpretor. Furthermore, we believe that the ability of any musician with access to the Internet to view and download these interpretations is essential to the vitality of the music industry as well as paramount to the spirit of the music itself. On these grounds we urge the MPA to reconsider its decision to take legal action against websites hosting the aforementioned interpretations.