Musopen: Set music free!

by Stephan Kinsella on October 12, 2013

Very cool projetc: Musopen, whose goal is to re-record public domain classical music and putting the recordings in the public domain, among other things. As the site explains its goal is to:

improv[e] access and exposure to music by creating free resources and educational materials. We provide recordings, sheet music, and textbooks to the public for free, without copyright restrictions. Put simply, our mission is to set music free.

Yet another example of people not only not using copyright in their various pursuits, but actively trying to get around the senseless restrictions imposed by copyright (such as the fact that recent recordings of public domain music still fall under copyright).
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h/t Geoff Plauché.
Contrast to recent plans in Canada to digitze old, public-domain records and documents, and subject them to a 10-year type copyright regime. See
The untold story behind Canada’s digitization plan: Geist As details of the Heritage digitization plan leaked out, controversy arose with concerns that the historical documents, now in the public domain, would be placed behind a paywall. Discussed on the latest This Week in Law.
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