Copyrighting Music?

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  1. littlejohn

    littlejohn Member

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    Anyone advise on quick/cheap way to CW a few tunes myself and buddy are working one?

    Thanks in Advance.
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  2. loudboy

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    Technically, it's copyrighted as soon as it is recorded, but registering it provides proof of that.

    http://copyright.gov/forms/

    IIRC, you can register a bunch of songs together as a "folio."
     
  3. MrTAteMyBalls

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    Yeah you just have to do it the legit way through the copyrights office. The old cheap tricks...I.e. mailing it to yourself don't work because you cannot legally file a copyright infringement suit unless you have officially copyrighted the works in question.
     
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    Doing it the right way is not difficult or particularly expensive. What is served by doing it half assed?
     
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    Thanks for the replies .gov it is then, foilio, etc..

    J
     
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    No offence but, what does this have to do with EVH?
     
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    Eddie? Is that you??
     
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    It's hard to ferret out what to do when I looked . Is it really inexpensive? Seems like I came up with about $200 a song a while back...?
     
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    Who are you paying $200 a song too?

    It's currently $35 per submission. Be it a single song, or a collection of songs.
     
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    Copyright exists when a tangible copy (manuscript, recording etc) is made. Protecting the copyright can be done many ways, but the most accepted method is the LOC.
     
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    The quick way was to make a copy and send it to yourself in the mail and don't open it. then register with BMI or ASCAP...
     
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    They used to be called Compilations, but whatever.

    Yes, as soon as the song is in some tangible form, the writer possesses the copyright. The only other step is to register that copyright w/ the Library of Congress via the link in the quoted text.
     
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    The first part of this response is of no help at all. The copyright is automatic on fixation in a tangible means of expression, and the unopened letter does not serve as registration for purposes of infringement litigation (should such a need arise).
     

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