Re: Re: Where can i copywrite my music,and how much will it cost
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Posted by Stephen L. Anderson on December 11, 2001 at 18:02:51:
In Reply to: Re: Where can i copywrite my music,and how much will it cost posted by spark skilz on December 10, 2001 at 17:57:32:
: : I want to know where i can copywrite my music and how much will it cost,Thak you.
YOU CAN APPLY NOW AT www.mybrandsonline.com!
To be copyrighted, your songs must first be fixed(completed - recorded and/or written down as a musical composition) AND READABLE OR VIEWABLE (written, recorded 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 heavy, bulky or irregularly shaped items) courier delivery, return postage and file copies are included at no extra charge.
It usually takes from three to six months from the filing date to receive the registration certificate.
You can apply now at our secure server at www.mybrandsonline.com or you can mail us the following information and items:
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., WORDS & MUSIC or SOUND RECORDING or: 3-D sculpture, 2-D artwork, map, photograph, text, technical drawing, jewelry design, architectural work, audio-visual material, etc.)
(For certain items, additional information will be required (e.g., for audio-visual material a program description must accompany the deposit material). For CDs, DVDs and other recordings the jackets, sleeves and typical promotional material should always be included with your deposit.
- 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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