why are so many pieces undergoing a "technical block" [tb]

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why are so many pieces undergoing a "technical block" [tb]

Postby s1rnight » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:47 pm

:( they're legal in canada, right?

is there still a copyright problem i don't know about that's keeping them there? they seem to be all 20th century pieces

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Re: why are so many pieces undergoing a "technical block" [tb]

Postby perlnerd666 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:05 pm

This is because they are Copyright in the U.S. - they are all publications after 1922.

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Re: why are so many pieces undergoing a "technical block" [tb]

Postby s1rnight » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:21 pm

can IMSLP get in trouble for that?

i've always thought that warnings were enough to withstand any legal assault (it works for videogame emulator sites at least)

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Re: why are so many pieces undergoing a "technical block" [tb]

Postby perlnerd666 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:27 pm

We like to err on the safe side. Plus, that exact reason is why we had to close down for 6 months, October 2007-June 2008

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Re: why are so many pieces undergoing a "technical block" [tb]

Postby Yagan Kiely » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:53 am

We are working on ways of releasing them.

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Re: why are so many pieces undergoing a "technical block" [tb]

Postby Melodia » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:44 am

s1rnight wrote:i've always thought that warnings were enough to withstand any legal assault (it works for videogame emulator sites at least)


Emulator sites don't host content that is copyrighted anywhere, except to the developers of the emulators (who want the programs to be distributed). If you mean ROM sites, well those are illegal and shouldn't be compared to IMSLP at all.


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