All possible melodies are now in public domain

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All possible melodies are now in public domain

Post by AJOwens » Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:41 pm

Well, so says a story reported on slashdot:

https://entertainment.slashdot.org/stor ... lic-domain

"Two programmer-musicians wrote every possible MIDI melody in existence to a hard drive, copyrighted the whole thing, and then released it all to the public in an attempt to stop musicians from getting sued."
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Re: All possible melodies are now in public domain

Post by fluffy » Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:16 pm

people need to tell slashdot nerds that just because they're into free software doesn't mean they know everything about copyright
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Re: All possible melodies are now in public domain

Post by sleepysilverdoor » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:25 am

The idea is neat, but there's a whole lot of rhythmic permutations and multi-octave melodies that would be left out.
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Re: All possible melodies are now in public domain

Post by irwin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:38 am

I claim RFC 2795 establishes prior art.
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Post by fluffy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:15 am

Yeah I also seem to recall someone doing something similar a few years ago. I bet it was even written up on Slashdot.
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Re: All possible melodies are now in public domain

Post by jast » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:59 am

I'm way ahead of that, here's a compact mathematical representation of all songs ever made (and all songs ever to be written), among a few other things:
e
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Re: All possible melodies are now in public domain

Post by irwin » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:29 pm

While it is strongly believed that e is disjunctive, I don’t believe it has yet been proven.
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