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Re: Overview of copyright issues

From: Joseph Wakeling
Subject: Re: Overview of copyright issues
Date: Sat, 19 Sep 2009 22:30:43 +0200
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Anthony W. Youngman wrote:
> Aarrgghh.
> The snippets are not public domain, unless the author put them there.
> The *music* may be public domain, but the *arrangement* is copyright
> whoever wrote the lilypond code (unless you make the argument that the
> snippet is too small to qualify for copyright).

The snippets are taken from the LSR and a condition of submission to the
LSR is that you consign your work to the public domain (and that you
have the right to do so).  I know, because I submitted a couple of
snippets to the LSR and they later made it into the Lilypond docs'
selection of snippets.

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