02 July 2008

International Music Score Library Project back on the air

Some wonderful news in the open music world: The International Music Score Library Project, which had been forced shut down under legal threats in October of 2007, has just re-opened.

IMSLP attempts to create a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.

1 comments - add your comment:

daharja said...

Excellent news!

Ever since the Mickey Mouse clause, copyright laws have been getting worse, and now it seems some music may *never* be freely accessible to the millions of us who don't want to turn a buck, but simply wish to enjoy it. Mickey has a lot to answer for.

I'm encouraging all small-time composers (like me) to make our work creative commons, and accessible to all.