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Submission + - "Open Source Bach" project completed; score and recording now online ( 1

rDouglass writes: "MuseScore, the open source music notation editor, and pianist Kimiko Ishizaka have released a new recording and digital edition of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The works are released under the Creative Commons Zero license to promote the broadest possible free use of the works. The score underwent two rounds of public peer review, drawing on processes normally applied to open source software. Furthermore, the demands of Bach's notational style drove significant advancements in the MuseScore open source project. The recording was made on a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial piano in the Teldex Studio of Berlin. Anne-Marie Sylvestre, a Canadian record producer, was inspired by the project and volunteered her time to edit and produce the recording. The project was funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign that was featured on Slashdot in March 2011."
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Submission + - Is The Internet Explorer IQ Test A Fake? (

aesoteric writes: Internet Explorer users may not be so stupid after all. Whois records and web content comparisons have raised questions over the company behind a survey that garnered global headlines this week for claiming that Internet Explorer users were dummies. It was unclear how the company, AptiQuant, stood to benefit from the publicity it had generated, and the person who answered their phone declined to volunteer his identity. In addition, a French psychometric testing company has denied any link to AptiQuant.

Submission + - forced offline by MPA DMCA takedown (

An anonymous reader writes: From the article:

The MPA, without notifying us, sent to our domain registrar GoDaddy a bogus DMCA takedown notice. GoDaddy took the entire IMSLP.ORG domain down. IMSLP has filed a DMCA counter notice with GoDaddy, however, the DMCA seems to require the registrar to wait no less than 10 days before restoring service. This means that IMSLP is inaccessible from IMSLP.ORG during this period of time. We will be working to restore service as soon as possible.

What is the MPA complaining about? Rachmaninoff’s Bells, which is public domain both in Canada and the USA: [link]. MPA’s claim is entirely bogus.


Submission + - Taken Down Thanks to MPA (

dsavi writes: The International Music Score Library Project's website (A library of public domain scores and recordings of classical music) has been taken down by GoDaddy per a DMCA takedown request from the Music Publisher's Association. According to the MPA, a score of Rachmanioff's Bells is under copyright in the US, while according to IMSLP it is most definitely not. A DMCA counter-notice has been issued to GoDaddy by IMSLP, unfortunately there is a ten-day waiting period before the domain can be restored. While the domain is down, the music library can still be accessed at Anyone who is interested in helping with counter-suing the MPA can email imslproject at yahoo dot ca.

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