Vol. 4 (2008)

Krist Caldwell, Three Chords and the Truth:  Analyzing Copyright Infringement Claims Against Guitar Tablature Websites, 4 OKLA. J.L. & TECH. 41 (2008)

The author examines the potential copyright infringement of internet tablature. After brief overviews of music theory, guitar tablature, and copyright law, this paper analyzes both internet tablature reproduced from existing tablature booklets and internet tablature created by ear. This paper concludes not only that internet tablature most likely infringes on copyrights but also that limiting the free sharing of internet tablature hinders an age-old tradition of learning among musicians.