Copyright Notes

This site includes reprints of old documents (mostly texts) and new works derived from older material (mostly music). All source materials are in the public domain in the United States. To the best of my knowledge, nothing I offer infringes on anyone else's copyright. Where copyrighted materials are quoted, they are clearly marked, and quotation is done either by permission or as fair use. If you see something which you believe is a copyright infringement, please let me know.

Sheet music and other documents offered here are all copyright © by Mark D. Lew. Downloading, copying, and printing of documents is allowed only according to the terms of the shareware agreement. Use of documents in performance, including rehearsals, is allowed only according to the terms of the shareware agreement.

Note to readers outside of the United States

This site is intended for viewers in the United States only.

In the United States, for works published prior to 1978, duration of copyright protection is counted from the date of publication. In most other countries (and in the United States after 1978), duration of copyright protection is counted from the death of the author. Thus, many documents (in particular, those published in 1922 and the years closely preceding) are in the public domain in the United States but are still copyright-protected in most European countries. Some other documents (in particular, those published in 1923 and the years closely following) are in the public domain in Europe but are still copyright-protected in the United States.

Unfortunately, it is impractical for me to keep track of copyright laws in all the countries of the world, and thus this site must be for the United States only. Individuals outside the United States may browse the indexes, but may not view or print any documents unless they have confirmed that the documents are not under copyright protection in their country. As much as possible, I offer help in determining copyright status, by indicating dates of authors' deaths, but these are intended as guidelines only.


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May 2, 1999