Oh. My. Goodness.
after hearing the freshmen class singing “I Ku’u Wa Li’ili’i” during song contest, i went to google to try and find the lyrics on it, because though i remember dancing hula to it, i couldn’t figure out what one of the words was. i couldn’t find any lyrics for it online.
that has happened several times, whenever i heard a hawaiian song, tried to google it, and found nothing. so i decided, maybe i should try and start a hawaiian lyrics website. with my background in the ‘olelo and in hula, i thought it would be a nice resource for anyone who needed to find a word in a song, or can’t think of a title of a song, but know a few key phrases… i mean, i do that all the time for english songs! why not a hawaiian one?
so i went through all the web domain hosting sites and finally settled on godaddy.com … and just as i was going to hit “submit” on my order for a domain for hawaiian song lyrics… i thought, hey i better check, just in case song lyrics are copyrighted or something.
good thing i did before i submitted! MAN.
you can be thrown in jail for publishing song lyrics? but there are so many english song lyrics sites out there!!!! i can’t believe it. so i stopped the godaddy.com process. i don’t want to get sued…can’t afford that at all! but that sucks because the next time someone is humming along a hawaiian song and mangling all the words … they won’t ever know that they’re not correct because they can’t look it up themselves on google! aiyiyi.
i understand it’s like posting someone’s poem online … but i mean, you usually give credit to the poet right? i’d think that you can publish the song lyrics with the haku mele‘s credit, but still cannot! that’s still a copyright infringement! wow, all those times i’d listen to my madonna songs over and over and over so that i could write down every single word so that me and my friends could read and sing it…we were in copyright violation! aiya! how’s that?!?!
this world is kinda sad nowadays.
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