Suing guitar tab websites?

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Isn't that a bit over the top?

Fun fact: the music publishing industry is not only suing (or rather, threatening to sue) free guitar tab websites, they're not really offering any legal online alternative.

A small handful of sheet music sites now sell guitar tablature. Mr. Keiser, of the Music Publishers’ Association, estimated that, including overhead costs, tablature could cost about $800 per song to produce, license and format for downloading.

$800? Are they gold-plating the downloads? Perhaps they're hiring Eric Clapton to record the tablatures? Holy mackarel.