IMSLP, the International Music Score Library Project, is back in the news as the NY Times covers
its popularity and pressure from some music score publishers. The site attracted significant attention
in 2007 when it received takedown threats from some European publishers. Note that contrary to the NY Times characterization of Canadian copyright as “generally looser”, the key legal issue for IMSLP is the term of copyright protection. Canadian law provides life of the author plus 50 years, consistent with the requirements in the Berne Convention.