Re: COPYRIGHT SONG/ARTIST NAME
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on April 24, 2001 at 02:08:52:
In Reply to: COPYRIGHT SONG/ARTIST NAME posted by LEIGHTON DINGWALL on April 23, 2001 at 21:08:54:
1) Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", including literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, graphic arts and other creations.
Song lyrics, musical compositions and sound recordings may be protected under copyright law - but BAND NAMES cannot.
Copyright protects the author's original expression as contained in a creative work but DOES NOT usually extend to any idea, procedure, process, method, system, discovery, name or short title or slogan.
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2) Trademark law protects distinctive names, titles, slogans and symbols that are used by their owners in business or commerce.
ARTIST AND BAND Names may be eligible for trademark protection if the name is used by an artist, performer or band to promote the sale of certain goods or services;
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