Talk:String Quintet (Hüttenbrenner, Anselm)

PD-CA and US issues

Does Creative Commons apply to a work that was apparently first published in 2000? Eric 02:46, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
(OCLC to start with, but probably a good idea to find and read the preface of the edition of 2000. I suspect the university library up the hill from where I live may have it.)Eric 02:48, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

I expect it's OK in Canada, as the Canadian version of Editio Princeps requires that a work of this nature (composer dead over 50 years) have never been performed publicly or recorded previously. I think some EU countries have similar provisions. The USA might be a little trickier, as technically it might be protected until the end of 2047. Of course, this is not necessarily absolute proof that the 2000 score cited is the actual first publication, but the the earliest that can be found on OCLC. Carolus 02:51, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Oh, understood as to the last point. (The quintet is listed among unpublished-during-lifetime works on de-Wikipedia but that doesn't really establish so much, for one thing one doesn't know what their sources are.) I apologize for confusion as to the nature of the editio princeps rule I think...- to make that more specific, say a published, edited score comes out of a Huttenbrenner work that's been recorded but not yet published before (his Requiem or 4th mass, iirc, being 2 such works?) - does that extend or decrease the term of Canadian copyright? I think I'm being unclear now, for which i apologize... hrm... Eric 02:56, 4 October 2010 (UTC)