The Law: According to the copyright act of
1976 (as finalized in 1978), any
created work is automatically copyrighted by the author from the
moment of creation for the duration of the author's life plus
seventy years, unless that work was done for hire. If you want to
know more, please consult an attorney, or read the copyright law for
yourself. Please also see
Fair Use: There are as many interpretations of "Fair
Use" as there are people to interpret it. Since I own the
copyrights to most (if not all) of the material on this site, here
is my interpretation of it. Stay within these boundaries and we'll
FAIR USE OF SILVERCLEFMUSIC.COM DIGITAL PRODUCTS:
We want you to treat these electronic products
like you would (should) treat paper products. Whether you have purchased an ebook, some
music, some artwork, a cartoon, or any other digital product, if
you have bought it, you can treat it like you bought it on paper.
Making Copies: This means you may print it and make copies for
your personal use. (For music, click here.)
You may not make copies, either digitally or on
paper, to sell or give away. You may not post the work or any part
of it on the internet.
If someone else wants it, let them get their own copy.
You are free to give away or sell the product you
bought, just like it was on paper, but here's the kicker -- if
you give it away or sell it, then you must delete your copy of it.
That's only fair.
If you gave away or sold a paper book or sheet
music, then you wouldn't have your copy any more. Let's treat
these products the same way.
If you'd like to request any other use of the
products, just email us and we can chat.
ON YOUR HONOR:
Unfortunately, there will be some people without
integrity who steal these products. If we didn't have these people
we wouldn't need laws. Please don't be one of them.
Once you purchase one of our digital products,
please act with it as you would have others act with your own (or
your children's) creations.
Observe the copyrights. Don't make illegal copies.
Encourage others to do the same.
We'll all be better off for it. Thanks.