Sunday, June 06, 2004

Death of the international lyrics server.

Anyone remember lyrics.ch? Record companies crushed it, claiming copyright. It was a nice one-stop source for lyrics. You could even type in bits of a song that you remembered and have it come up with songs that had those words.

After the dust settled, it came back without the best features. When it showed you a song, it was in some retarded Java applet that wouldn't let you select and copy the text. To the mighty record companies, that smelled like victory.

Now lyrics seem to be spread all over. You can find whatever you want with Google, but there's no one-stop lyrics server. Do the record companies smell what the net is cooking? It's still not quite as good as the old International Lyrics Server, but it's harder for them to stamp out their customers individually.
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