Re: Re: Re: coywrite songs,poems,etc
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on October 08, 2001 at 08:07:19:
In Reply to: Re: Re: coywrite songs,poems,etc posted by Heather Mulryan on October 08, 2001 at 06:13:12:
: : : what is the process of getting my poems and songs copywritten? And how do I sell them?
: : Copyright is a form of protection provided to authors of "original works of authorship",
: : 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 and sound recordings may be protected under copyright law - but BAND NAMES and COMMON SURNAME APPELLATIONS (e.g., SMITH or JONES) cannot.
: : Once your music, poetry, 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.
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: : 2) Trademark law protects distinctive names, titles, slogans and symbols that are used by their owners in business or commerce.
: : 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; (e.g., records, CDs, videos, concerts) to distinguish the band name from that of imitators and wannabees.
: : A new band name or performer cannot usually assert exclusive rights to any common surname or word (PRINCE and MADONNA being the exception).
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: : TRADEMARK REGISTRATION- We can prepare applications to register your BAND name and/or for any special designs, fonts, slogans or logos that you use to identify your music to the listening audience.
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Dear Heather Mulryan,
Selling them is the hardest part. The publisher will usually take care of the copyright. Before it is ready to be published is the time to check to see what arrangements are made and the copyright status.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
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