Can I Copy This?

Can I Copy This?

Saturday, April 28, 2018 – 3:00 – 4:30 pm
St. James Episcopal Church,  2584 Main St., Glastonbury 

The legalities of printed music are more confusing than ever. What is public domain? When does a copyright end? What is ‘out-of-print’? IMSLP? CPDL? Blanket licenses?

Edward Guo, the founder and President of IMSLP (the groundbreaking online music-sharing website) will give an informative presentation on all these issues. Following the presentation, there will be a wine and cheese reception.


One internet music resource that has made its mark: The International Music Score Library Project, also known as the Petrucci Music Library after publisher Ottaviano Petrucci, is a subscription-based project for the creation of a virtual library of public domain music scores, based on the wiki principle. Since its launch in 2006, over 370,000 scores and 42,000 recordings for over 110,000 works by over 14,000 composers have been uploaded. The project uses MediaWiki software to provide contributors with a familiar interface. Since June 6, 2010, IMSLP has also included public domain and licensed recordings in its scope, to allow for study by ear.