Keep this site up and running:
(1) Look around; you just might find something interesting among my pages. Enjoy!
(2) Bookmark this or related pages with Digg, Reddit, Delicious, StumbleUpon, etc (links below posts)and add links to these sites from your websites or blogs to support them.
(3) Don't distribute my files via mail / CD / Flash drives. Send my link instead. Its all free and all the same!
To view all the content on these sites as intended, the following software or their equivalent are required be installed on your system:
(2) Adobe Flash player
(3) A latest browser (eg. Google Chrome. Firefox, Internet Explorer)
Want to copy-paste stuff from these sites?Do you own a website / planning to start one? On guitar chords and tabs of Hindi / Bengali songs? Or, do you want to post these songs onto a forum? Want to copy entire articles from my music theory site onto your own?
Sure I can't request you enough to share the URL instead? Its all the same if you want to share this content. Use the "Share / Save" links below posts to achieve this any way you like.
No? Hope you aren't thinking about copy-pasting entire pages of content (I don't mean two-three lines for quoting purposes) from other sites (including this) online onto your site / any forum.
Many a site has gone down that lane and ended up losing their AdSense and getting banned in Google. Copied content always kills your site on the SERPs - sooner or later. Just Google "stolen content" for all your answers.
I host many songs that are available on other sites. So, am I being hypocritical when I tell you not to? If you like the content that much, work on it for the 2+ hours (per song) correcting the lyrics (to the best of my ability), formatting, adding explanations, tabbing, figuring out the chords and finally publishing it, like I do. I put up these songs having the end user - the learner, in mind and not my AdSense earnings. You don't need "my" "permission" to post your "version" / "correction" / "impression" / "take" on that song. Just don't copy-paste - it serves no one. The stuff belongs to the musician at the end of the day, but the poster / blogger posting it in their blog has intended for that to be viewed on his / her page simply because they've worked hard on it and spent quite some time fixing up the text and formatting. They may have figured out the stuff themselves and would not like for someone else to take all the credit somewhere else. Copy pasting does just that sort of a thing. More over, copy paste just creates duplicate content. The stuff is just a click away, any way. Hope that clears up why one shouldn't copy paste.
Believe me, its a lot more rewarding to do what I do. Figuring out chords / Tabbing isn't a business; its a hobby. But it stings a little when someone takes all your hard work and copy pastes it just to make a quick buck or impress people. All the content you ever want is just a search away. Hope you understand the problems and risks before you copy paste.
Now, if you wish to start up a blog from content you took from other sites and want to put ads on it, like AdSense, you are probably violating their ToS. Here's a policy clarification from Google AdSense on copied content : http://adsense.blogspot.com/2011/11/policy-tips-creating-unique-and.html. Don't lose your account by violating their ToS. Believe me, I've personally seen action being taken about these sites, even in this niche.
(P.s. some people call it "stealing" - perhaps for the lack of a better word - even though you wanted to help another person. You could have just sent the link and achieved the same goal.)
This passage is in response to several instances of entire posts being copied away by MFA sites.
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