Anyone remember what happened to OLGA, the site for guitar tab transcriptions?
Yeah, but compared to Napster that was a very simple matter, since the Harry Fox Agency owns practically 100% of the sheet music rights in the US. One lawyer, one threat, bye bye.
All in all, though, I personally don't care that much if the RIAA types only go after the current or recurrent top songs/albums. I usually go to Napster to look for older 70s and 80s songs whenever they pop into my head, or for obscure songs that I heard elsewhere and liked. And the current top hits are what the IRC traders do best; when the rare decent song comes along I can just go there. (Though I do recall getting my copy of Olivia Newton-John's "Let Me Be There" from IRC as well, so maybe they have more to offer than I think.)
BTW, does anyone know at what bit rate an MP3 truly equals CD quality? I thought it was 192, since that's the highest rate I see used with regularity and it's also the rate at which I stop hearing truly obvious quality reductions. But I always see a smattering of higher numbers as well, usually 320. And that creates files almost twice as big as the 192's.
PS to Dan: You left out "sex."posted by aaron at 12:50 PM on March 7, 2001
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