User talk:DocM


Creative Commons Licenses, etc.

Dear Composer or Copyright Owner,

Welcome to IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library! As a composer or other copyright proprietor, please take time to carefully review the Creative Commons and Performance Restricted licenses including the full licenses in PDF format. Generally speaking, the best version to employ for new works is either the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 or the Performance Restricted Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0. These allow for free downloading of the items you post, yet prohibits anyone who downloads the files from IMSLP from selling the files (on Ebay, for example), or from giving public performances on an explicitly commercial basis, making recordings of the work without written permission in advance from you, the composer and copyright owner. However, if you are affiliated with a performing rights society such as SOCAN (Canada), ASCAP, BMI or SESAC (USA), SACD, SACEM or SEAM (France), SABAM (Belgium), GEMA (Germany), PRS (UK), SGAE (Spain), SIAE (Italy), Artisjus (Hungary), ZAIKS (Poland), IPRS (India), JASRAC (Japan), or any of the myriad of similar agencies present in this Wikipedia listing, please note that at least some of these agencies refuse to honor the Creative Commons licenses. You should therefore seriously consider using one of the several IMSLP Performance Restricted Licenses for any works posted here if you are affiliated with a performance rights society.

For those uploading the first time, please remember choose the menu option "Add Your Own Composition" when uploading your original works (even if they are scans of manuscripts or printouts), "Add Your Own Arrangement" or "(Re)Typeset" when uploading new arrangements, and "Add Your Own Edition" or "(Re)Typeset" when uploading new editions of public domain works. As it is normally assumed that composers and arrangers have edited their own work, please leave the "Editor" field empty unless another person has actually edited your work (in which case their name should be inserted). Note also that the English term "Editor" is not the equivalent of the French editeur or Italian editore. "Editor" refers to the person who reviewed and corrected the piece, while the French and Italian words are closer to the English word "publisher". In the "Publisher" field, please use your own full legal name, as making your scores and sound files available for free download on this site constitutes "publication" under the laws of most countries in the world. (Note that this is done automatically when using the new upload tools). Please do not list your works as "public domain" as it is not legally possible for your works to be fully public domain under the 'moral rights' provisions of many copyright statutes around the world. Composers and other copyright owners should be aware that Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 is very similar to public domain as it allows for the unrestricted copying, performance (live and broadcast) and recording of the work (including explicitly commercial use) at no charge, with no compensation or royalties payable to the composer or copyright owner for such commercial exploitation. Note also that the all of the above licenses are considered to be IRREVOCABLE once a file has been uploaded under the lawful copyright owner's authorization.

PS: As long as you have not actually inserted a particular Creative Commons license in the PDF file itself, you are free to change the license after upload to something more suitable. However, any restrictions under an updated license are only applicable to copies of the files downloaded after the date of amendment. Copies downloaded before amendment date are likely subject to the original license terms, so please choose carefully. Composers are also encouraged to make use of our new template {{NoPerf}}, which automatically places works into a new category - Unperformed Works. To add this template to your pages, simply copy and paste the little template above (curly brackets and all) into the "First Performance" field of the "General Information" section on all work pages.

Best Wishes,

Carolus 02:16, 19 December 2011 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

PS: For additional and more detailed explanation, please visit our Composer Portal page.

Issues with your uploads

  1. Do not create separate pages for different arrangements of the same work. All versions of a given work go on the same page. Also, do not create separate pages for individual movements of a larger work.
  2. List your self as "Publisher" and leave the "Editor" field empty unless someone else has actually edited the work.
  3. Non-public domain texts. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), Alexander Lernet-Holenia (1897-1976) and Miriam Mollard (living?) not public domain in Canada (where the main server resides), the USA or the EU. Do you have permission from the Hesse and the Lernet-Holenia estates, and from Miriam Mollard to make the songs containing these authors' words available here and at your own website?

Thanks, Carolus 02:20, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your help - and sorry for the extra work to clean up my mess, I'll try to avoid it now... Miriam Mollard (born 1963-11-16 in Vienna) is living and is my own artis's name ;-) I don't have any permission for Hermann Hesse and Lernet Holenia (did not know they died so late...)

I have to thank you! docM

Issues again - please pay attention

1. DO NOT create separate work pages for individual numbers of a work, as you did for your Op.16 by way of example. This creates a needless surplus of pages for the same work - not to mention all the work required to clean up the mess. Carolus 03:12, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Creating pages

Please do not blank pages as you did with the one for Nora - which was already there in the correct format. We do not normally include instrumentation or keys as part of the title (there are exceptions when there are works with similar titles for different instruments or in different keys). Instrumentation is indexed through a different system altogether. Genres are likewise indexed through the category walker. It would save everyone a lot of time if you would a) not split up parts for works into separate movements - something most players really dislike; b) make use of the "Upload Multiple Files" like on the work-pages. You're actually getting better at uploading and it will eventually become obvious how to do this in the most efficient way. I am very glad to see you are using an appropriate Creative Commons license for your work, which is in an interesting neo-romantic style. Carolus 02:49, 23 December 2011 (UTC)

Copyright issues with authors

Dear Albin,

Have you obtained permission from the estates of Hermann Hesse (d.1962) and Alexander Lernet-Holenia (d.1976) to make the songs which include their texts here? We have to block these files from download until you obtain permission in writing. Thanks, Carolus 23:53, 23 March 2012 (EDT) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)