15 December 2007
I found a way to get lyrics with yahoo launch, very cool, because there are a few really hot songs that I have been turned onto by using the yahoo launchcast, both in browser and as a plug in with the messenger service. And I really am enjoying the lyrics look up I found today. But I can’t easily copy and past the lyrics to show them off and there for turn you onto the songs that I am enjoying today. I did find a way to print screen and save them to post hem, but I decided to click on the terms that yahoo has, and I guess gracenote is forcing them to post, and I wonder if using print screen to save and post the song lyrics would violate the terms as circumventing their DRM - isn’t DRM dead YET?
Anyways, I would hate to lose my yahoo account, or my launchcast service, so rather than giving you an easy way to see the lyrics I am digging, I guess I will post a link, which I know most of you will not bother to click on, and I wonder if the link will still be good a few months from now. Geeze. DRM for lyrics, really?
I am not trying to sell ads and use the lyrics for commercial use, just trying to get some new tunes in the head of some friends through their feed readers. Perhaps some creative commons “non commercial non derivs” licensing would be more reasonable gracenote? Or maybe your hands are being tied by music labels in some way who should consider a more reasonable agreement in the future, as should software vendors.