Copyright infringement ? on "Your Song" by Elton John

Can someone give me an enlightenment on what happened today?

Today I logged in to MuseScore and found that my rendition of the said piece could not be displayed with the following cryptic message : "This score is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Hal Leonard".
For those who don't know about Hal Leonard, they are publishing simplified (= reduced in instrumentation and notes) sheets for popular music, including Elton John's songs.

I sent the following inquiry to the Musescore owner.

> Gentlemen:
>
> Today I logged on to MuseScore and found that my rendition of the said piece could not be displayed with the following cryptic message :
> "This score is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Hal Leonard".
>
>I have no idea why they made such a "claim":
>do they have an exclusive right to the song that prevent us to transcribe it in any fashion?
> I will appreciate a your explanation on this.
>
> verits99

Then I received the following reply.

>Dear verits99,

> MuseScore received a copyright complaint from HAL Leonard concerning your uploaded score according to
> the DMCA law: http://musescore.com/legal/dmca

> If you do have permission from the original right holder to distribute your transcription,
> you can file a counter claim according to the stipulations in http://musescore.com/legal/dmca

>I hope this answers your question.

> Best regards,
> Thomas Bonte
> MuseScore co-founder

My question is, do they have the right to suppress any effort of transcribing by somebody else of the pieces they publish?

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