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Copyright Information

The primary intent of the presentation of the music on this web site is for educational and research use. You may reproduce materials from this web site for these purposes. These uses fall under the "fair use" provisions of U.S. copyright law.


For other uses, such as publication and performance, you must determine that the music you wish to use is out of copyright protection. To our knowledge, all of the music presented on this web site is in the public domain as it was published in the United States before 1923. However, it is the users' responsibility to determine that this is truly the case before using the materials for other than educational purposes.


Numerous web sites are available with additional copyright and fair use information. Some examples are:

Copyright Law of the United States of America


Music Library Association Web Site


Copyright Considerations in the Digital Age
University of California, San Diego, Science & Engineering Library


Information Policy: Copyright and Intellectual Property
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions


Copyright & Fair Use
Stanford University Libraries


Public Domain Information Project