When you upload a score, you can indicate what copyright restrictions apply to it. If you haven't given it any thought previously, now is a good time. If you make a mistake in choosing your license, don't worry—you can always update your score to correct it.
This may go without saying, but do not make any work publicly available if you don't hold all required permissions, or you may find it taken down.
All rights reserved
As the copyright holder, you reserve or hold for your own use all the rights provided by copyright law on your work, such as distribution, performance, and creation of derivative works.
Offering your work under a Creative Commons license does not mean giving up your copyright. It means offering some of your rights to any member of the public, under certain conditions.
- Attribution: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your copyrighted work but only if they give credit the way you request.
- Non-Commercial: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform your work—and derivative works based upon it—but for noncommercial purposes only.
- No Derivative Works: You let others copy, distribute, display, and perform only verbatim copies of your work, not derivative works based upon it.
- Share Alike: You allow others to distribute derivative works only under a license identical to the license that governs your work.
The Public Domain copyright waiver, or Creative Commons Zero, allows anyone to use your work for any purpose. Use this only if you are the copyright holder and you wish to waive all your interests in your work worldwide.