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Please note that your residency may affect what you may view/order due to variances in copyright law among countries. Most of my editions are derived from works that have fallen into the public domain (I then edit and enhance them and assert copyright over my portion); however, the legal conclusion of what is out of copyright can depend upon which country the analysis is made for. For example, what may have fallen into the public domain in the United States may still be under copyright in Germany. Consequently, this website is designed to take into account your residence and to provide only those works which may legitimately be offered within your country.
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Please be aware that most of my content is unavailable to users in foreign countries who have generous copyright protection. This is particularly true for Europe where copyright is often life plus seventy-five years. I basically perform an analysis for each work for each country, and such an effort is a low priority. If I determined that works of Godowsky had fallen into the public domain in Italy, then I would activate downloading for users from Italy (actually, Godowsky's works probably are still in copyright in Italy). My policy is to disallow downloading until I am confident the underlying source of my editions has fallen into the public domain within that country.
Also, I do not offer any works for download into 1) Mexico given the complexity of copyright law in Mexico and the uncertainty of the rule of law there and 2) China given their lack of copyright protection to works created in the United States.
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Last updated October 26, 2015