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Re: Solfege Resources -- 404 bach chorales in Lilypond format with Movab

From: Michael Ellis
Subject: Re: Solfege Resources -- 404 bach chorales in Lilypond format with Movable Do solfege.
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2011 13:30:00 -0500

On Tue, Jan 4, 2011 at 4:17 AM, Graham Percival
<address@hidden> wrote:
> I think you are wrong.  I think that this Margaret person has
> created works that are under copyright, and you are taking those
> works and claiming to offer them under a license that she did not
> consent to.

Actually no.  A license is (in part) a promise that the licensor will
not sue the licensee so long as s/he adheres to the terms of the
license.  The licenses I offer, by law, can apply only to whatever
portions of the work are my original contributions.  Margaret's rights
are not abrogated in any way by a license between me and someone who
downloads one of the files from Solfege Resources.   She or her heirs
and assigns could still go after someone anyone who uses the files for
financial profit.  I'm merely promising that I won't go after them
with regard to my work. Moreover, I have diligently acknowledged
Margaret's work and urged users to respect her terms of use despite
that fact that there is, under U.S. law as I understand it, reason to
doubt that what's in my files (sequences of pitches and rhythms) are
anything other than minor alterations of music already in the public


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