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by Carolus
Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Jerome Kern
Replies: 5
Views: 1626

Re: Jerome Kern

As long as there is no text by someone dead less than 50 years apart from names, titles and short phrases (like instructions), it should be fine.
by Carolus
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works

Here again we run into the problem of sound recordings (and all the associated copyright baggage), versus arrangements, versus performances, etc. The transcription of Winifrid Atwell's playing could be counted as an adaptation (an arrangement or derivative work) if it departs enough from the origina...
by Carolus
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Jelly Roll Blues editions
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Jelly Roll Blues editions

This is rather complicated area of copyright. On the one hand, Morton's 1924 recording is free and clear in Canada and the EU while it's still tied up (until possibly 2067) in the USA. Ironically, Kriss' transcription from the recording would be unlikley to qualify as an arrangement or derivative wo...
by Carolus
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:24 pm
Forum: Moderator Requests - Help - FAQ
Topic: autograph manuscript without composer's name
Replies: 1
Views: 431

Re: autograph manuscript without composer's name

I would go ahead and add as the composer's autograph. If someone want's contest the attribution they can always post here.
by Carolus
Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Categorization / Standardization
Topic: Collections of more than one composer
Replies: 1
Views: 410

Re: Collections of more than one composer

Who compiled the collection? Collections - provided it is an original selection of material (not something like Beethoven's 32 Sonatas) - are entitled to the same term in Canada that an arrangement is: Life plus 50 years of the last surviving contributor. If the author of the collection is and all t...
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Scanning and PDF Creation
Topic: table of contents (TOC) issues
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: table of contents (TOC) issues

How original are the comments? The two examples you cited are notes about…. 1. An alternate title under which the item is known (presumably from another public domain source). Moreover, in most places "names, titles and short phrases" are not even subject to copyright. 2. A possible altern...
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Pulcinella Clarification
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Re: Pulcinella Clarification

If you look at the publisher citation in the file-listing itself, you'll see that the Chester vocal score was published in 1920.
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Jelly Roll Blues editions
Replies: 3
Views: 626

Re: Jelly Roll Blues editions

Yes unless there is an additional editorial claim by Kris or someone else who died after 1945.
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:52 pm
Forum: Copyright Status Requests
Topic: Ten pianoforte pieces by Henry Purcell
Replies: 1
Views: 338

Re: Ten pianoforte pieces by Henry Purcell

Likely free. Probably issued before William's death in 1915 as a supplement to the Purcell edition.
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:50 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Submissions Question
Replies: 5
Views: 845

Re: Submissions Question

Arrangements go onto the page for the original - unless they are so free-form that they would be more accurately described as something like 'Free-Fantasy on <Original Title> by <Original Composer>', or the arrangement is of an anonymous work like a folk-tune, hymn, or carol. These exceptions are ad...
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Score Requests
Topic: Arthur Sullivan: The Grand Duke, in full score
Replies: 16
Views: 1223

Re: Arthur Sullivan: The Grand Duke, in full score

You could even send the Finale-generated PDF (which are usually small enough to email) to myself or one of the other admins and we'd simply upload it for you. It will simply default to the "Scores" tab when added - which is where it belongs.
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Re: Rule of the Shorter Term for non-EU works

The EU's Rule of the Shorter Term is trumped in the UK by the bilateral treaty singled in 1891 between the UK and the USA. This is also the case for most of the major European countries (Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Spain - among others). Botsford is therefore protected in the UK until 2020. The...
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Copyright for engraving of Holst's Jupiter 2 pianos
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Copyright for engraving of Holst's Jupiter 2 pianos

Yes. Date of first publication is the determining factor in the USA.
by Carolus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: Gershwin - some pointers
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: Gershwin - some pointers

You will note that the song itself is not on the page - only instrumental arrangements. The text by Ira is not to be found.
by Carolus
Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Copyright Related
Topic: A castigating comment from a copyright reviewer
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: A castigating comment from a copyright reviewer

It's a learning process of course and (as I mentioned) you actually jumped in with some rather complicated things. Your other upload - a collection of Contemporaraies of Purcell has gone superbly and the page is now a model of how a collection page is done which you can look to with pride.

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