User talk:Richard St Clair

MP3 upload

Dear Richard, The file you uploaded for Joyful, Our Hearts are Joyful appears to be seriously defective. I have therefore deleted it. BTW, it is pointless to list the title of a work in the "File description" field unless it is the title of a movement or section of the work which makes up the work page. In the case of Joyful, Our Hearts are Joyful, there can be no other work on that page so the file is best described as "Complete Performance" (if an actual recording), or "Virtual Performance" (if a computer realization - regardless of the file format). Carolus 01:04, 19 February 2012 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

Creative Commons Licenses, etc.

Dear Richard,

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 01:11, 19 February 2012 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

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


A few issues:

  1. File Description field - Don't repeat the title of the piece here. The only time a title goes in this field is when it is a part of a larger work, like an individual movement of a sonata or other multi-movement work. Use "Complete Score" or the name of the part if there are separate parts, "Complete Performance" for audio files. If you're uploading only a single movement, use the title of the movement or its tempo designation (like 1. Allegro moderato).
  2. Image Type - This should always be "New Composition" if you are uploading your own work, even if you wrote it 30 years ago ("New" means new to this site).
  3. Publisher field - Your full name should go here, unless is it is published by someone else.
  4. Copyright field - Public Domain cannot go here, due to the 'moral rights' provisions of many copyright laws. Composers can declare works 'dedicated to the public' in the USA, but not many other places. You've been putting a Creative Commons designation in the publisher field for some odd reason.

Thanks, Carolus 05:35, 22 February 2012 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)