User talk:Sergeant Pepper

Dear Sargeant Pepper,

Are you the composer of Piano Sonata No.3, Op.6 by Arthur Garnier, or do you have his written permission to post his work here? If we don't have a response from you in 24 hours or less, this item will be deleted as it is not public domain. Thanks, Carolus 23:54, 25 March 2010 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)

See this page for a reply. KGill talk email 20:46, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Creative Commons Licenses

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 18:34, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
(IMSLP Copyright Admin)

PS: In a number of countries around the world, you cannot place your original works in the public domain. Therefore please select "New Composition" when uploading a new piece and choose the appropriate license. The Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 is basically the equivalent of public domain in that there are no limitations on use whatever, only the requirement that you be credited as the composer. Thanks, Carolus 03:37, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

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


Page titles

Hello. Please take a moment to read our manual of style concerning page titles, as we have to be very strict about the way that numbers in particular appear in titles. So instead of Valse Brillante N°1 Opus 14 (Garnier, Arthur), it should be Valse brillante No.1, Op.14 (Garnier, Arthur) (now moved accordingly). Thanks — P.davydov 19:05, 1 October 2011 (UTC)