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