Remember lyrics.ch? The first big web site with lyrics for MANY songs that you could search through, by artist, song name, album, or content? Remember how it had very few advertisements, and the creator of the site claimed the advertisements didn’t even pay for his operating costs? And then do you remember when the NMPA shut down lyrics.ch because they accused the guy of making money of their protected content? And now there are thousands of incredibly shitty lyrics sites that DO make money off of protected content just because their websites are wallpapered with advertisements?
I suppose that even if lyrics.ch had not been sued it still could have spiraled downhill and became another site wallpapered with advertisements.