It’s not enough to know your own country’s copyright laws …
From Library Link of the day (Nov 8, 2007 posting), a link to this story: The Day the Music Died, on BBC News.
“In February 2006, a part-time Canadian music student established a modest, non-commercial website that used collaborative wiki tools, such as those used by Wikipedia, to create an online library of public domain musical scores.
Within a matter of months, the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) featured more than 1,000 musical scores for which the copyright had expired in Canada.
In mid-October this year the IMSLP disappeared from the internet.
The company noted that while the music scores entered the public domain in Canada 50 years after a composer’s death, Europe’s copyright term is 20 years longer.”
Full story at BBC News, 11/2/07.