Copyright on scores: is it possible to use parts of a published score?

• Jan 15, 2023 - 17:30

Does anyone know if we can use (in an academic paper) a figure with a part (6 bars) of an original score (e.g. as the image below)?

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Copyright for scores work the same way as copyright for everything else - so the answer is: it depends.

Is this an actual song or just some generic marimba? Did you or someone else typeset the score?

It also depends on what your paper is about and why it is using this piece.

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