User talk:JamesFons


Dear JamesFons,

In looking at your most recent upload (The Piano Concerto No.5), I noticed that this was an item apparently scanned by Alexander Street Press and every page has the ASP logo on it. Logos are protected as long as they are in use - with no term limits. This will have to be deleted accordingly. Also, unless you are uploading these scores from Canada or another country whose term is life-plus-50, it is quite illegal for you to even upload them (or have copies resident on your computer). While we are working on setting up an alternate server where items locked up in the USA and EU will be accessible for users in Canada and other 50pma territories, all such items are now subject to the infamous [TB] (=blocked from download until further notice), so you might wish to scan some things which are free in more places until the alternate server opens up. Thanks, Carolus 00:08, 20 March 2011 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Hello Carolus, thank you for the warning. I was under the impression that it could be uploaded, because I saw that Prokofiev's Quintet Op.39 is on this website, and I believe it is a similar file to the one I was trying to upload. In most pages the logo is hardly visible, in fact, if it weren't for the one printed on the cover, it would be hard to know it even existed. The same way some people have removed the CD Sheet Music logo from other public domain pieces, is that "legal" to the point that it could be done with this Piano Concerto as well? Greetings, James (JamesFons)

It's perfectly legal to remove logos as long as the item you're removing them from is public domain. CDSM, for example, uses the logo to attempt a form of copyright on their scans - which are public domain. Since logos fall under the trademark provisions, they are not allowed here (either for CDSM, Everynote, Google, etc.). It's OK for Prokofiev scores to be on the site as he is free in Canada, where the main server is located. The Piano Concerto would be fine for you to upload as long as the logos are removed, ditto for Egyptian Nights (which I also had to delete). Just keep in mind that nobody will be able to download either score until further notice, just as the Op.39 is presently blocked from download. (This is because the corporate entity which owns IMSLP is located in the USA). Carolus 06:16, 20 March 2011 (UTC)