Re: Re: Re: How do I copywright lyrics
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on October 22, 2001 at 08:48:35:
In Reply to: Re: Re: How do I copywright lyrics posted by Dustan Pence on October 22, 2001 at 00:11:32:
: : 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)
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: : For $249 we can copyright your lyrics.
: : INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR COPYRIGHT APPLICATION -
: : -TITLE OF THE WORK
: : -PREVIOUS OR ALTERNATIVE TITLE
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: : -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
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: Hey. I am a college student at a private Computer Graphic Design school on the East coast. I recently developed a piece of artwork in which is based on the Sept. 11 disaster. The only problem I have now is that I am seeing other somewhat similar examples of this artwork on a magazine. Now I am trying to find out if I should take this seriously and get the copywright to my art work. So I guess I am asking what website can I get the forms or whatever to recieve the copyeright law towards my artwork. If you can help me, I'd really appreciate it very much. Any other suggestions are free to be layed out on the table. PLEASE EMAIL ME BACK ASAP!
Dear Mr. Pence,
Just getting the copyright may not be what you want to know and understand.
M. Arthur Auslander
Auslander & Thomas-Intellectual Property Law Since 1909
505 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10018
212-594-6900, fax 212-244-0028, firstname.lastname@example.org
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