User talk:Dtoub


Dear Dtoub,
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We're looking forward to your next submission!

--Emeraldimp 09:54, 29 June 2007 (EDT)

It looks like you've got the hang of submitting files... ;-) I just downloaded "for philip glass", and I was going to comment about how to make a pdf from the music file instead of scanning, but 170 pages?! (interrobang) 2 hours long?! Yowza. Anyway, I also wanted to mention that it would be helpful - for future submissions - if you were to mention the CC licensing in the file itself, so that people who come by the music another way will understand what's okay (and what's not). Thanks! --Emeraldimp 09:54, 29 June 2007 (EDT)

Thanks! Happy to embed the CC licensing in future files. --Dtoub 10:49, 29 June 2007 (EDT)

Recordings, Links, etc.

Dear David, If you go to the page for Two rhythmic spaces, you will see that your name is listed as "publisher" (because making a work available on IMSLP most meets the legal definition of "publication" in most countries) complete with a link back to your web page. There is also a 'deep link' directly to the MP3 recording on your page. To add these, simply insert the following bit of code after the "Misc. Notes=" field in the edit wiindow: |Recordings=[<URL> MP3 ♬] (omit the angled brackets enclosing the URL). Carolus 16:18, 7 July 2009 (EDT) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Thanks! One issue I've found, which drove me nuts tonight, is that it's not easy to swap out one file for another. For example, I had to make one change in the score, and tried to swap it out, and it was a bear to do. What's the best way to do this? I don't want different versions up on the site, for example. Thanks.--Dtoub 22:42, 7 July 2009 (EDT)

Actually, it's easy once you know the trick. Click on the link for the file number, which will take you to the image-page (a page for the file itself). From there, just use the 'replace' file link. Carolus 22:47, 7 July 2009 (EDT)

Perfect-thanks!--Dtoub 22:49, 7 July 2009 (EDT)

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 04:31, 5 August 2011 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Hi David, I realized that you had not seen the above statement we normally post for new composers here (since you've actually been around here for a while). At any rate, it's perfectly OK to change the license for all your existing works here to whatever you wish it to be. Best Wishes, Carolus 04:31, 5 August 2011 (UTC)

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

B's Piece

Thanks for your note. The page title serves as a kind of index entry for the work, and it isn't always the same as the composer's title, because for technical reasons we have certain rules about how capital letters and punctuation are used in page titles. Your title "bs piece" can still appear as the title in the information section of the work page, but if I've wrongly assumed that this meant "B's Piece" (a piece for Bill), rather than "BS Piece" (a piece for B.S.), or something else, it's no trouble to change it — P.davydov 15:23, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks. Please change it. The piece literally is titled bs piece . No apostrophe or any caps, for that matter.

I also notice that all my pieces, which are always in lower case throughout, have the first letter capitalized. Is there any way to change that as well? Thanks.--Dtoub 15:27, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Sorry if I wasn't clear, but all page titles on the Wiki have to start with a capital letter — it's a technical restriction of the Wiki software. The question is whether you want "B's Piece", "Bs Piece", "BS Piece" or something else? — P.davydov 17:47, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

I had a feeling it was the software and was hoping it could be modified. No problem. But the piece should be bs piece. Given the requirement for capitalization, then let's go with BS piece--Dtoub 18:59, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

No problem, it's done now — P.davydov 20:05, 22 November 2011 (UTC)