Ownership of music

Tab Lab makes no claim of ownership toward any music notation, tablature, and lyrical content presented on this site. All music notation, tablature, and lyrical is copyright its original author and is presented on this site for educational purposes only.

Tab Lab respects copyright law and encourages all of our users to consider the following before posting any music, tabs, or lyrical content that is not an original composition.

Section 107 of the Copyright Act defines fair use as follows:

[T]he fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. In determining whether the use made of a work in any particular case is a fair use the factors to be considered shall include --
  • the purpose and character of the use, including whether such use is of a commercial nature or is for nonprofit educational purposes;
  • the nature of the copyrighted work;
  • the amount and substantiality of the portion used in relation to the copyrighted work as a whole;
  • and the effect of the use upon the potential market for or value of the copyrighted work.

Read more about the four fair use factors on the Digital Media Law Project.

Tab Lab will work with copyright owners to remove any copyrighted material upon proper investigation of the claim. To report a copyright violation please send an email with the URL of the of the violation in question and any additional details documenting the original copyright.