Re: How do I copywright lyrics
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on August 20, 2001 at 11:56:07:
In Reply to: How do I copywright lyrics posted by Yahya Aziz on August 19, 2001 at 08:05:29:
Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship", including literary, artistic, dramatic, musical, graphic arts and other creations.
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.
Song lyrics, musical compositions, sound recordings and other original works may be protected under copyright law.
Once your music, artwork or design has been fixed - (recorded or written down) you can register a copy with the Library of Congress by filing the appropriate application(s).
We can prepare applications for copyright registration for your music, (songs, words, lyrics, compositions, sound recordings, music videos, etc.) In addition, any original album art or stage props or other unique designs may also be registered. (Even your website contents)
Our current fee for Copyright Applications is $249 which includes the government fees, attorney fees for preparation of the application, periodic reporting, and in most cases, all required copies and postage and forwarding of the certificate of registration.
For multiple applications, we offer further discounts. For more information about copyrights and copyright protection, visit our site: www.copyrightpros.com
STARTING August 24, 2001 we will be offering this service online.
GO TO http://www.mybrandsonline.com
Click copyright registration.
For $249 we can copyright your lyrics.
INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR COPYRIGHT APPLICATION -
-TITLE OF THE WORK
-PREVIOUS OR ALTERNATIVE TITLE
-NATURE OF THE WORK
-NAME OF THE AUTHOR (OR AUTHORS)
-DATES OF AUTHOR'S BIRTH AND DEATH
-AUTHOR'S NATIONALITY AND DOMICILE
-WHETHER THE AUTHOR'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE MATERIAL WAS A "WORK FOR HIRE"
(generally speaking, the person who creates the work is the author - however, an
exception is made for A WORK FOR HIRE (when the author as an employee creates the
work within the course and scope of his or her employment; or when a third party
(non-employee) is specially ordered or commissioned to create the work and has waived
his rights of authorship in writing.
-WHETHER THE AUTHOR'S CONTRIBUTION WAS ANONYMOUS OR PSEDONYMOUS?
-NATURE OF AUTHORSHIP ( e.g., 3-D sculpture, 2-D artwork, map, photograph, text,
technical drawing, jewelry design, architectural work, sounjd recording, audio-visual
(For certain items, additional information will be required (e.g., for audio-visual
material a program description must accompany the deposit material).
- YEAR IN WHICH WORK WAS CREATED (COMPLETED)
- DATE AND NATION OF FIRST PUBLICATION
- NAME OF COPYRIGHT OWNER (CLAIMANT)
(IF DIFFERENT FROM THE AUTHOR - PLEASE INDICATE HOW THE CLAIMANT OBTAINED OWNERSHIP
OF THE COPYRIGHT (E.G., BY ASSIGNMENT OR TRANSFER)
- (derivative work or compilation) WHETHER THERE IS ANY PRE-EXISTING MATERIAL CONTAINED
IN THE WORK OR IF THE WORK IS BASED ON OR INCORPORATES OTHER MATERIAL
ULTIMATELY THE APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED BY THE COPYRIGHT CLAIMANT OR A POWER OF
ATTORNEY MUST BE OBTAINED WHICH WOULD AUTHORIZE THIS FIRM TO EXECUTE THE APPLICATION
ON THE CLAIMANT'S BEHALF.
- DEPOSIT MATERIAL - FOR PUBLISHED WORK WE WILL NEED 3 COPIES OF THE MATERIAL; FOR
UNPUBLISHED WORK WE WILL NEED 2 COPIES.
For more information, please visit our websites, listed below.
Stephen L. Anderson
Anderson & Shippey
Offices in Irvine and San Francisco, California.
Airmail: Anderson & Shippey
8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 400,
Irvine, California 92618 U.S.A.
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