Subject: Someone is stealing your music
Dear Mr. Neff,
I am an amateur composer with lots of arrangements out there in cyberspace. I am always on the lookout for people stealing music and whenever I find a thief, I notify the victim....
I took a look at your Sonata for French Horn at IMSLP. Nice piece. It looks like you've done all you can to protect it. However, there is a guy selling your Sonata on ebay. Here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0427668873
That kind of behavior turns my stomach. Anyway, if you feel the same, ebay doesn't tolerated copyright theft. If you notify them, they will pull the listing and give this guy a talking-to.
Please let me know what happens.
I haven't checked, but I assume the eBay seller's collection has other copyrighted pieces from IMSLP, in this and other DVD collections sold there from the same seller.
I've gone ahead and filled out the complaint form on eBay. My question is: if it's true what the e-mail says about eBay and copyright, can IMSLP send eBay a notice about this matter on behalf of all similarly affected composers? (The complaint form doesn't have much room to explain anything. A longer e-mail letter would help.)