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Thread #105164 Message #2163470
Posted By: GUEST,LTS Pretending to work
04-Oct-07 - 06:43 AM
Thread Name: EFDSS Wins Heritage Lottery Grant
Subject: RE: EFDSS Wins Heritage Lottery Grant
There is a Choral Public Domain library that has "copyright" on a lot of choral harmony music. They maintain a website I can't link to from this computer, but it's free to join and you can see, listen to performances of, download, save PDFs and print out all for free. Each piece is 'copyrighted' by CPDL with the disclaimer on it that it may be freely copied, stored, distributed and performed.
To allow EFDSS to "copyright" traditional music in the Public Domain would not be a bad thing, if it were regulated and serviced as the CPDL does. I'm pretty sure that preserving and mainaining such a wealth of music, making it available to all could do nothing but good for both the genre and EFDSS. They can start with the book Nutty recently acquired, published in 1811!