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Re: Licensing question: content deemed to have entered the public domain?
On Tue, 14 Jan 2020 at 15:38:08 +0100, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 08:52:47PM -0500, David H. Gutteridge wrote:
> > If it's a concern, the music21 project also offers a "corpus-free"
> > distribution that removes all these scores. But I'd prefer to keep them
> > in. (From what I've determined, all the presently included works are in
> > the public domain in any jurisdiction. But the selection may change, of
> > course.)
> Please use that one. Packages and distfiles are mirrored in many parts
> of the world and many of those have been signature states of the Berne
> convention for a century longer than the USA. Most noticable, the USA
> considers 1923 a cut-off date for the public domain where as many
> authors or composers haven't died before 1950 and 70 years is the
> protection used inside the EU.
Will do, thanks. (And, yes, I realized after sending, my comment wasn't
phrased well, it's not "oftentimes", it's "almost always" it could be
distributed in some form, and not just by TNF, but also by Joyent, and
perhaps other entities I haven't even thought of.)
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