User talk:Mikemoral

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Nice job so far! On the Albéniz:

  1. List the transcriber (Garcia)
  2. Plate number (be as specific as possible with publisher info)
  3. If you can, link to the publisher (see Category:Music Publishers. Thanks-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 23:18, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
Okay, thanks for the advice. Mikemoral 23:20, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Hah! It turns out that Aragon is part of the Op. 47 (I have a thing for 47s, if you didn't notice in january :). Cheers-- Snailey (_@/) Talk to Me Email me 23:32, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

For me it's 42s. :) Well, maybe a better search would have helped. Mikemoral 23:42, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

Rule of the Shorter Term template

Hi, There's no longer a need to put the break tag <br> in front of the {{RoST}} template. It now breaks automatically. Carolus 04:11, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Okay, thanks. Mikemoral 04:12, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

USMC performance

Has the USMC released their performances into the Public Domain? Perhaps it's a Government-related exception... that makes sense. (Band, rather!) Eric 18:32, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

(See also here.) KGill talk email 20:35, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, been away and busy for a while. From what I know about US copyright law, any work of the federal government (presumably including the uniformed services) is ineligible for copyright as long as it was produced by an employee of the government (I believe the military counts) in the course of the office duties, to paraphrase. Mikemoral 04:56, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
The military should count because it is part of the Department of Defense, a federal department, just btw. Mikemoral 04:59, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

The decision was (if I understandn nder remember) made that it was free from US copyright but that other countries might not see it that way, by way of a too-brief summary of the problem. Eric 05:24, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

That's correct. The public domain argument would be valid for the US, but I highly doubt for anywhere else. KGill talk email 14:31, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
Is there a way to mark PD for just the US? Mikemoral 01:16, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
Only in the copyright tag, I'm afraid. KGill talk email 19:14, 7 October 2010 (UTC)
I'll jump in here to add that all of the US military band and other ensemble recordings are public domain in the USA as they are the product of government employees. In fact, the service bands actually encourage the free distribution of their recordings as a public service. The only restriction with respect to IMSLP has to do with the copyright status of the works which have been recorded - no Stravinsky recordings, for example. The Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 is basically a public domain license, the sole restriction being that those involved in the item's creation must be given the appropriate credit for their work (attribution). Carolus 23:52, 9 October 2010 (UTC)


I've done it too (once I was so happy to have figured out a composer's death date- the information wasn't available in any of the "usual places"- that I immediately created the composer category without noticing that, hrm, erm, the date in question was sometime in the mid60s-early70s (I forget now).)

I should be a little clearer actually- we do have composer pages that are non-PD-CA, death date 1960/1 or so (maybe even 1962?...) - though not 1963 (Poulenc therefore a no-no for a year or two. The rule is current year + 50). But anything uploaded to, say, Dohnányi's page (died 1960) will not be accessible until at earliest beginning of next year. So it's sort of storage/preparation, in those cases. Anyhow, thank you! One other thing though- scores without text (with no vocal parts for example- or even vocalises that have vocal parts but no words) should have blank "Language" fields in almost all cases, even if there's a preface before the score. Eric 20:54, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Well, I'll take a look and look for PD-CA scores. The archive is huge, so it shouldn't be a problem. :) Thanks, Mikemoral 20:56, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

I admit I look forward to the day when Britten's wonderful Nocturnal (eg) is PD and uploadable/hostable, of course... and thank you :) (also remember pre-1923 pub if you're in the US of course...?) Eric 21:23, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

There's plenty of scores on the Gaylord archive, so when I have time, I'll start with another composer. :) (Yep, I know the US pre-1923 thing). Mikemoral 01:55, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Band arrangements

Hi Mikemoral,

You need to let us know the dates of the arrangers. Safranek, while free in the USA and Canada, is not free everywhere in the EU as he died in 1955. Thanks, Carolus 03:12, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I'll be sure to check. Mikemoral 01:16, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

WIMA editions

Hi Mikemoral

I'm afraid you misunderstood what is meant by upload per contributor in the instructions for transferring WIMA files to IMSLP. In the WIMA queue you've signed up for taking care of the contributions by Gayk Aboyan. That means not only the few compositions by Aboyan but also his editions of music by other composers. On the WIMA server you'll find a list of all WIMA contributors having consented to have their contributions transferred to IMSPL.

Please look for Gayk Aboyan in the list and click on his surname. That'll give you a list of links to WIMA composer pages containing a least one score edited by Aboyan.

Reccmo 12:55, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Ah, well it seems I can't read instructions. Thanks for letting me know. Mikemoral 02:19, 1 September 2011 (UTC)