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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on July 26, 1999 at 04:26:28:
In Reply to: songs! posted by Ronnie on July 25, 1999 at 16:25:41:
: At the moment i'm looking into song writing.
: Can you please give me help on how to copywrite a song and how much it costs.
: I live in England, so therefore i need advice on copywriting in England if possible.
: Many thanx
I do not know the UK copyright proceedure. I think that the law does not require a copyright notice. For international protection, or at least best protection a c in a circle name of claimant and year date are required.
It is possible that no registration is required in the UK. In the US songs have to be registered even before they have been published, so that they can be entitled to statutory royalies if played and copied. It is usually best to sign up with ASCAP or other organizations to better protect licencing and royalties. The Offical Fee fee for US copyright went up from $20 on July first. I haven't checked yet what it is yet, my guess it that it its $50 or under.
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