The Open Well-Tempered Clavier project was created to make a modern, digital version of Bach's work, and to license it freely. There is no doubt about allowed use—all uses are allowed and encouraged. Read more about the project here.
Our society and its lawmakers are notoriously bad at predicting the effects of new technologies. I think of the ongoing battles over new distribution formats, like the assumption that "the VCR [would be] to the American film producer and the American public as the Boston strangler is to the woman... Read more