Re: Re: how do i copywrite my music
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Posted by M. Arthur Auslander on April 09, 2003 at 21:23:37:
In Reply to: Re: how do i copywrite my music posted by Calvin Scott on April 09, 2003 at 14:41:34:
: : 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?
Dear Mr. Scott,
It many take many months to get the certificate of registration. The Official Fee for a copyright appllication is $30.
The name of the act is a service mark. It ought to be searched for registerability so that you know it is registerable before you adopt it. This also avoid the risk of infringing another's use.
It takes about nine months to get the Copyright Registration. If there is up front infringement a rush registration can be gotten. The Government fee for that is about $550.
It takes about a year and a half to get a trademark or service mark registration usually. There are rules and expenses for rushing them.
M. Arthur Auslander
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