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Posted by Stephen L. ANderson on November 28, 2001 at 12:47:59:

In Reply to: NEED ADVICE posted by GINA on November 25, 2001 at 16:02:27:

: I'm a singer and songwritter, and I have plenty of songs that need to be copywritting. what I need to know is how I can do this, and the best way to go about getting it done.

If YOU (and/or the other band members) are the author(s) and owner (claimant) of your original musical compositions (words and lyrics) OR the music as contained in a SOUND RECORDING, you can likely register them in one application ($249) as a collection (compilation).

You can apply now at our website www.mybrandsonline.com or by sending us the information requested below;
either way you must also mail us copies of your DEPOSIT MATERIAL (e.g., musical compositions on paper or Sound recordings on CD, etc). We need 3 copies (if published) or 2 copies (if unpublished).

You may also need to:
1) create a jacket or sleeve (or other written list) that contains the TITLE of the work as a compilation – e.g.,
"Thriller" by Michael Jackson,
"The Wall" by Pink Floyd, (words and music by Rogers/Gilmour)
"untitled" (the White Album) by the Beatles. (Sound Recording by the Beatles - Words and Music by Lennon/McCartney)
and
2) create a table of contents that lists each of your songs and the dates and Country where you recorded them.

Here are some general tips that may or may not apply in your particular situation:

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.

Expressive aspects of text, training materials, drawings, sculpture, artwork, song lyrics, musical compositions, sound recordings and other original works may be protected under copyright law.

COPYRIGHT - We can prepare applications for copyright registration for your expressive works, once they have been fixed - (recorded or written down)and register a copy with the Library of Congress by filing the appropriate application(s).

Our current fee for Copyright Applications is $249 which includes the government fees, attorney fees for preparation of the application, EXPRESS COURIER DELIVERY, periodic monitoring and 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, visit: www.copyrightpros.com.

To apply NOW! online (by using a credit card) go to www.mybrandsonline.com
Otherwise, you can mail the following items and information to our Irvine Office at 8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 400, Irvine California, 92618.
INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR COPYRIGHT APPLICATION -

-CUSTOMER CONTACT INFORMATION - Who is the primary contact?

-COPYRIGHT CLAIMANT - Who will own the copyright?
Is the claimant an individual, corporation, partnership?

Resident of; Citizen of (State and Country)
(Please include a street address, email address and daytime telephone number for each author or claimant)

-TITLE OF THE WORK
-PREVIOUS OR ALTERNATIVE TITLE
-NATURE OF THE WORK (e.g, SOUND RECORDING and/or MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS

-NAME OF THE AUTHOR (OR AUTHORS)
(OF ALL ILLUSTRATIONS, GRAPHICS OR PHOTOS, etc.)
-DATES OF EACH AUTHOR'S BIRTH AND DEATH

-AUTHOR'S NATIONALITY AND DOMICILE

-WHETHER THE AUTHOR'S CONTRIBUTION WAS ANONYMOUS OR PSEDONYMOUS?
(no name or under a pen name)

-NATURE OF AUTHORSHIP (e.g., SOUND RECORDING; WORDS & MUSIC) or 3-D sculpture, 2-D artwork, map, photograph, text, technical drawing, jewelry design, architectural work, sound recording, audio-visual material, etc.) ALL INFO (e.g., if the work is accompanied by illustrations, photos, or other media etc.) and for each contributing author and illustrator).

- YEAR IN WHICH WORK WAS CREATED (COMPLETED IN ITS PRESENT FORM - BOTH THE COMPILATION AND EACH INDEPENDENTLY

IDENTIFIABLE AND PUBLISHED WORK)

- DATE AND NATION OF FIRST PUBLICATION
(FOR THE COMPILATION AND EACH COMPONENT WORK) (if any of the songs are published)

- NAME OF COPYRIGHT OWNER (CLAIMANT’S TRUE NAME)
(IF DIFFERENT FROM THE AUTHOR - PLEASE INDICATE HOW THE CLAIMANT OBTAINED OWNERSHIP OF THE COPYRIGHT

(e.g., work for hire; BY ASSIGNMENT OR TRANSFER; PEN NAME, etc.)

- (derivative work or compilation) WHETHER THERE IS ANY PRE-EXISTING MATERIAL CONTAINED IN (each) WORK

OR IF THE WORK IS BASED ON OR INCORPORATES OTHER MATERIAL (e.g. "cover tunes" or "sampling").
- DEPOSIT MATERIAL
- FOR PUBLISHED WORK WE WILL NEED 3 COPIES OF THE MATERIAL;
FOR AN UNPUBLISHED WORK WE WILL NEED 2 COPIES.
If a SOUND RECORDING, please also send along any jackets, sleeves or other promotional materials that might ordinarily be included with your CD, tape or other recording.

Once our receipt of your payment and deposit material has been verified, we will contact you to answer any questions you may have and to complete ANY application interview. If you have further questions, we would be happy to assist.

Sincerely,

Stephen L. Anderson
Anderson & Shippey
WE PROTECT IMAGINATION

Offices in Irvine, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C...WEBSITES EVERYWHERE!

email: attorneys@brandXperts.com

Anderson & Shippey
8001 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 400,
Irvine, California 92618 U.S.A.

(949) 754-3048 tel.

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http://brandXperts.com/ TRADEMARKS

http://www.copyrightpros.com/ COPYRIGHTS
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http://www.mybrandsonline.com/ ONLINE REGISTRATION

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