User talk:Jmsuijkerbuijk


Dear Jmsuijkerbuijk, There is no legal requirement that you - the copyright owner - limit your recordings to a sample of 1:45. This limitation would only apply if you are recording the copyrighted work of another composer. The sample length varies by country also. As copyright owner, you have full rights to post a complete recording here - which we urge you to do as it gives users a far better idea of what your music sounds like. Carolus 01:42, 1 July 2011 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

You are of course allowed to restrict your samples all you like (as you have also done since), of course, but international and EU copyright, as Carolus says, do not seem to require anything of the kind. If the work involves a direct setting (rather than a work merely inspired by) of the text of poetry by someone whose work has not yet fallen into the public domain, for instance, matters may be different, but that does not seem to be the case with the works in question?? Not my area of expertise by far but could not help noticing... Eric 21:36, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure whether this is the appropriate way to react, but I don't know of any other way than by editing this section. Please forgive me if this is not the right way to do so. The restriction to one minute and forty-five seconds for audio samples has been given to me by BUMA-STEMRA, the Dutch organization for copyright control. The restriction was mentioned upon my question for possible limitation of sound samples on my own web site. I have applied that restriction to sound samples everywhere ever since. I must add that this restriction is foremost based on the fact that samples of 1'45" or less can be given on a web site without fees due; longer samples are allowed but will be billed by BUMA-STEMRA. Hence the applied restriction. J.M. Suijkerbuijk 00:59, 18 July 2011 (GMT)

That is interesting- I would have thought that would only apply when you were not yourself the copyright holder. There is something I am missing here. And as to the first part, no worries. Carolus or another copyright-administrator for this site (I am not one) I expect will also have a response though... Eric 02:14, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

That is indeed very interesting. 1:45 it has to be then. Carolus 02:24, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

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 (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Dear JM, I see I forgot to post this standard item we try to make available to all composers uploading their work here. Please read through carefully as we do want to make it possible for a performing rights society to collect for performances of your work and pay you if that is what you wish to do. You might want to check with the people at BUMA-STEMRA to see if the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0 meets their requirements. If not, you should use the Performance restricted license. Thanks and Best Wishes, Carolus 02:21, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

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

Thank you for the information. I will contact BUMA/STEMRA and present them both the IMSLP Performance Restricted License and the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives 3.0. I will get back on that as soon as I have an answer from them (may take a while). J.M. Suijkerbuijk 10:53, 12 November 2011 (GMT)