[r-t] Attribution (was Seven Deadly Sins)

John Goldthorpe johng at omnieng.co.uk
Tue Nov 1 12:45:35 UTC 2005

My view on composition attribution is that the composer should be able 
to explain to the smallest level of detail how the composition was 
produced.  If someone uses software* they did not write to aid the 
process, they cannot do this, and therefore should mention the software 
in the attribution.  If you were to use dice, etc, you could still 
explain how it was composed, and so you are still the composer.  If you 
have a great idea but commission someone else to actually come up with 
the composition, the person who did the hard work is the one who can 
explain it, and is the composer.


* I refer to composition generating rather than proving software.

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