I have downloaded many, if not most, of your files of viola music with the objective of making some of them available in my own way. Go to this address to see what I mean (I am trying to be brief): http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/footepain ... omZQQ_mdoZ
After you have examined the samples and list, you will see that whoever--and I assure you that it is I--prepared those files has put in hours well over 1000--actually, thousands--to make these files clean and convenient to use all over the world (leaving to the purchaser the decision as to how to use those files that, upon printing, may not be copyright in his country). The monetary fee for this work amounts to $00.0015 per page, in the case of the "6,600 page" viola cd.
As you might guess by now, I plan to issue another viola cd--one which will contain some of the files that you uploaded to IMSLP. As you know, the scans of many of those editions that are historic do present the viewer with extremely "dirty" images. The 'cleaning' that I subject them to (mainly, selecting and deleting extraneous items or a group thereof) can take upwards of 1/2 HOUR per page. May I ask if you object to a fee averaging less than 1/5 cent per page by the the person who does this--and who makes no claim of copyright on anything but the cd as a totality--i.e., does not attempt to place any restriction on what anyone else does with any of the files--?
In case anyone is interested, I have sold a total of 1000-1100 cds since I started with the Kreisler one in December of 2005. The return on my labor is under $1 per hour, for sure.
If you have a comment on this, or concerns about what you may have added personally to any of the images (fingering, etc.), I would be happy to hear from you.