Re: Re: copywriting songs
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Posted by Stephen Anderson on November 01, 2001 at 07:06:45:
In Reply to: Re: copywriting songs posted by Jim Hopson on November 01, 2001 at 06:06:44:
: : please tell me how to go about copywriting my songs
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Under the Copyright law, any original expressive materials which you have created and fixed (recorded) can be protected.
General types of materials that are eligible for copyright include: paintings, sculpture,
To be copyrighted, it must first be fixed(completed) AND READABLE OR VIEWABLE (written or videotaped etc.). Then it should be registered for protection by filing an application for Copyright protection with the US government Library of Congress.
Written by and for lawyers, Copyright Application forms can be difficult and confusing; worst still the proper form depends on the nature of the work. There are differnet forms for Visual Artworks, Sound Recordings, Literary Materials, Performing Arts, Serials, etc.).
Musical works can be registered as SOUND RECORDINGS (which protects the recording itself) or as compositions within the PERFORMING ARTS category (which protects the words and music on paper).
Government Filing fees are presently $30 per application. OR
For $249 including government Filing
With very few exceptions (for bulky or irregularly shaped items) all postage and copies are included at no extra charge.
It usually takes from three to six months from the filing date to receive the registration certificate.
WHAT INFORMATION IS REQUIRED TO FILE A COPYRIGHT APPLICATION?
-TITLE OF THE WORK
-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
-WHETHER THE AUTHOR'S CONTRIBUTION WAS ANONYMOUS OR PSEDONYMOUS?
-NATURE OF AUTHORSHIP ( e.g., 3-D sculpture, 2-D artwork, map, photograph, text,
(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
- (derivative work or compilation) WHETHER THERE IS ANY PRE-EXISTING MATERIAL CONTAINED
ULTIMATELY THE APPLICATION MUST BE SIGNED BY THE COPYRIGHT CLAIMANT OR A POWER OF
- DEPOSIT MATERIAL - FOR PUBLISHED WORK WE WILL NEED 3 COPIES OF THE MATERIAL; FOR
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