yegg
Lyrics went live today.
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 21 days ago Link

anonymous
I already saw it yesterday! :]
Thanks!
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 8 years and 21 days ago Link
anonymous
This is a really cool zero-click

One thing, I just searched for ?q=beatles+paperback+writer+lyrics and ugly things happen.

MTV's LyricsMode site is declaring charset=iso-8859-1 while DDG uses charset=UTF-8

While you could work this out, another suggestion would be to switch to LyricWiki as a provider. They have an API and they're apparently in the clear legally as they have an agreement with the Gracenote database.

See http://lyrics.wikia.com/LyricWiki:API

-Liam
posted by [Old Forum guest] • 8 years and 19 days ago Link
yegg
Thx for the references. We will fix this encoding problem on the next update (as well some other bugs!).

Thought about LyricWiki but LyricsMode had a significantly broader coverage. Ultimately, I'd like to use several providers to get more comprehensive coverage. 

I personally think what DDG is currently doing is fair use in both the traditional sense and via the search engine snippet exception. We're linking to the source (in this case LyricsMode) and only taking paragraph excerpts.
posted by yegg Staff8 years and 19 days ago Link