User talk:Shurafan


Sydney Rosenbloom

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.

Impromptu In Two Keys (Gershwin, George)

Hi Shurafan,

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.

Regards, Philip Legge @ © talk 02:00, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
IMSLP Copyright Admin

Copyright Tags

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)

Jeffrey Lague

Dear Shurafan,

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)

Private e-mail that I received in an earlier discussion would suggest they are one and the same, but I'll let the gent himself confirm this – regards, Philip Legge @ © talk 03:12, 16 February 2010 (UTC)

Yes I am the above composer. Thanks.

Thanks! That's all we need to know. Carolus 20:39, 17 February 2010 (UTC) A couple of minor points: 1) List yourself as "publisher" since posting your work here meets the legal definition of "publication" in many countries. 2) I recommend that composers employ the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.0 as a minimum, as this prevents people from copying the files and selling them on Ebay (or at least allows us to make a complaint to Ebay and stop them from selling your work without paying you a royalty). You might wish to review the options for licenses under which new works can be posted, as explained on this page. I changed the Creative Commons license to "Attribution Non-commercial 3.0" for your works. Feel free to change it to whatever form you like. Best Wishes, Carolus 20:49, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

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.

We recently had an incident where the works of one of our living composers were actually sold on Ebay without his consent - see this forum thread for details. Hope that doesn't happen with you (or anyone else), but it does happen, unfortunately. KGill talk email 21:08, 17 February 2010 (UTC)