[aisle] [External] copyright and sheet music question

Weber, Kristina kristina.weber at d300.org
Thu Dec 10 13:21:08 CST 2020

I *believe* that would be a copyright violation.

Here's a pretty accessible article on it:

On Thu, Dec 10, 2020 at 12:58 PM Lala Lala via AISLE <
aisle at list.railslibraries.info> wrote:

> Hi,
> A student of ours is doing a semester-long project where she is
> essentially digitizing music for the Music teacher and creating a website
> where students in Choir can access all the music in one place. Her question
> concerns copyrighting: does she have the right to put these music sheets
> online? They are, of course, copyrighted, can she just post them, showing
> they are copyrighted?
> I believe she is planning on making the website available only to our
> school's students, but I am not 100% sure. I've asked her.
> The student wrote this to me: " I have already asked [the chori teacher]
> if she knew the exact details about the licensing guidelines for the sheet
> music but to no avail. Would you know if [our school] had a licensing or
> copyright agreement with one of the following companies: JW Pepper,
> SheetMusicPlus, and Scribd?"
> Thank you for any help!
> --
> Lori McGreal
> Trinity High School librarian
> lmcgreal at trinityhs.org
> 1-708-453-9340
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