Igor Stravinsky - pre 1923 public domain scores
Works of this composer are most likely not public domain within the EU, Canada, and in those countries where the copyright term is life+70 years. However, these works are public domain in the U.S.A. (where this web site is hosted), and in other countries where the copyright term is life+50 years.
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Basic copyright guidelines in major areas:
Canada (also China, Japan, South Korea)
A work is in the public domain if the last surviving author/editor/librettist has been dead for over 50 years. Example: Any work by Sergei Prokofiev is in the public domain in Canada, since he died in 1953. In Canada only, a work first published after the death of the last surviving author/editor/librettist may be copyrighted for up to 50 years after the date of first publication.
Any work first published before 1923 is in the
public domain. Example: Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No.1 is public domain in
the US, since it was published in 1912. Any work first published from 1923
to 1977 is subject to a 95-year term of copyright.
Any work first published 1978 and later is subject to a term of life of the last surviving author plus 70 years.
A work is in the public domain if the last surviving author/editor/librettist has been dead for over 70 years. Example: Any work by Maurice Ravel is public domain in the EU, since he died in 1937. However, in France, protection of musical works enjoys special time extension compensating for the war period (WWI and WWII). For composers who died before January 1, 1995, the time protection after death is 78 years and 120 days for works published between January 1, 1921 and December 31, 1947 and 84 years and 272 days for works published until December 31, 1920. This is why none of Ravel’s work is public domain in France while it is so in many European countries. A work first published after the death of the last surviving author/editor/librettist is subject to copyright protection of at least 25 years after first publication.