Carolus wrote:First of all, Australia and New Zealand are not the same as regards copyright term. Australia's is 70 pma while NZ's is 50 pma. Australia's 70 pma was thankfully not retroactive, so only authors who died 1955 and later are protected for 70 years. Thus, Sibelius and Vaughan Williams are protected in Australia, but public domain in New Zealand.
The corporate entity which owns the site, Project Petrucci LLC, is located in the USA. Thus we have to apply both US and Canadian copyright rules to things resident on the main server, which is in Canada. If there was a sympathetic person in New Zealand who wished to set up a server operation similar to one presently in place for IMSLP/EU, this thorny issue would be resolved as it would free all the works of composers like Bartok and Prokofiev. This would be of great benefit to users in Asia (where the terms are generally 50 pma) and in Canada. It would resolve the nasty [TB] = temporary block issue which has plagued us ever since we reopened under the corporate entity.
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