The scanned layout of the score is (apart from the foreword and the new typed titles) definitely this one of the Max Reger Edition (Breitkopf & Härtel) edited by Hans Klotz, which was published some decades ago. So I am not sure if this score is really public domain!
- Passed copyright review:  --Feldmahler 04:33, 6 May 2007 (EDT)
- OK, even if the scores are PD, they are still in print (e.g. also all the Eulenburg Pocket scores and many others) and available all over the world via the distributors. Isn't that then a question of unfair competition and competition law? BTW, you completely ignore in your copyright-therads, that in some countries the copying/scanning of music score is simply forbidden.--Kaun 06:04, 15 May 2007 (EDT)
- Well, if you want to talk about unfair competition, how about Dover et al. reprinting the Baerenreiter critical editions which were done only a little more than 25 years ago? :) Competition always exists, and to be honest I think that the competition (if there are any) between IMSLP and music publishers very much pale in comparison to that between music publishers themselves. This is for the simple fact that IMSLP does not distribute physical scores; in fact, in some cases it is much easier to just buy the score than print it out and bind it yourself (and looks a lot nicer too). And as publishers known (trust me), it is the physical medium that sells scores.
- Regarding "some countries"... I personally do not know of any, can you name one? Unless the country does not have a public domain (which again, I do not know an example of), I fail to see how scanning a music score can be forbidden... (unless you explicitly forbid any kind of scanning in the law, but again I do not know of a single country that has such weird laws) --Feldmahler 06:26, 15 May 2007 (EDT)