Is there any copyright protection for my instrument?

All of the instruments submitted to the MIDSS are protected under the Creative Commons attribution non-commercial 3.0 licence. What this means is that others can use, share and adapt your instrument. However, you must be cited as the original creator of the instrument, and your instrument cannot be used for commercial purposes without your consent. More details on this licence can be found at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/