Re: Re: Re: how do i copywrite my music
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on March 24, 2003 at 20:35:52:
In Reply to: Re: Re: how do i copywrite my music posted by Denise on March 24, 2003 at 08:38:27:
: : : what are the procedures to copywrite my music recordings and the name of my act. also are there any fees? and what is publishing all about. another question would be, how long does this whole process take? Also, how do I get some of the papers in order to file my copy write, and how many songs can I copy write at one time?
The official fee for registering a copyright is $30. If you have more than one work on the release you can save a bundle. The release cost $30. Release an album!
If you are in a rush on a copyright and need to sue, there is a rush filing fee of about $550.
It would be wise to have a trademark resigtered for your records. Don't pick a make until you know it is not used or reserved.
The trademark should be searched before it is adopted. A proposed us trademark application can reserve your mark. Trademarks and service marks take about a year or more to get the certificate.
M. Arthur Auslander
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