Talk:Veränderungen über einen Walzer, Op.120 (Beethoven, Ludwig van)

Could someone please check again the copyright status of some these pdfs?

IMSLP #02154 says it is from , and that it is public domain.

The home page for (accessed 6 June 2007) contains the statement

Download free editions* of public domain classical music by the following composers:

The * takes us to a footnote at the bottom which states

*Note: PDF files made by the SMA are copyrighted by, and may not be sold, re-distributed, or used to derive other PDF files, without express written authorization.

This seems to imply that although the sheetmusic which scanned in was itself public domain, the actual PDF files generated from this sheetmusic are copyright by

IMSLP #02054: is from Sibley Music Library. Could someone likewise check the copyright status on that.

Roo60 18:13, 6 June 2007 (EDT)

Thank you for your concerns. Currently it is impossible to copyright a digitization (or scan) of a public domain work. Since any original logos or text added to the image by has been removed, there is no issue of copyright in the scan for file IMSLP #02154. The same applies to files from the Sibley Music Libary. Thank you, --Goldberg988 19:03, 6 June 2007 (EDT)


I'm thinking about moving this to "33 Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op.120, etc." - for consistency. Opinions?-- Snailey Talk to Me Email me 01:47, 30 July 2009 (UTC)