Hello! Do you have explicit permission to upload works by Sydney Rosenbloom (d.1967)? If not, your submission will unfortunately have to be deleted, since his work is under copyright in Canada, where the IMSLP servers are located. Thanks, KGill talk email 18:14, 7 February 2010 (UTC)
No. I'm sorry. This was one of my first contributions and I misunderstood the requirements about copyright date as the piece was published in 1920 and I believed it was permissible to make it available in the USA. I will bear in mind that this is not acceptable when making future submissions to the site.
as pointed out here, while Gershwin is in the public domain in Canada and Europe, most of Gershwin’s works are after 1923 and were renewed, and thus are in copyright in the US. As for the Impromptu, if it was first published in 1973 as you’ve indicated, then it is under copyright worldwide as posthumously published works are usually protected from the date of first publication.
In short: don’t upload Gershwin, as it will likely be blocked, or need to be deleted forthwith.
Hello Shurafan, There's no need for you to put "Non PD in EU" in the misc. comments field. The work's status will appear automatically once the item has been tagged. Take a look at the Holbrooke items you added to see what I mean. Also, if you know an item is part of a larger work (as with Holbrooke's Valse Caprice on Three Blind Mice - which is the first of his Ten Piano Pieces, Op.4), the work page should be for the entire opus unless it is really a completely separate work (which composers sometimes do). Thanks, Carolus 00:12, 10 February 2010 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)
Are you the above composer, or do you have his permission to post here if not? Please advise as soon as possible since we normally delete copyrighted items in 24 hours or less where there is no clear indication that the poster is the composer or copyright owner. Thanks, Carolus 03:06, 16 February 2010 (UTC) (IMSLP Copyright Admin)
Yes I am the above composer. Thanks.
Thanks Carolus. I'm happy to accept your copyright assignation... I can't see anybody buying them on ebay (or anywhere else for that matter) but it's well to have them properly protected, nevertheless.