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6laurent
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song copyright
« on: Jun 24th, 2005, 2:05pm »
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  Is simply registering the lyrics or 'poem' of a song an effective way of protecting it?   With no formal musical training I do not know how to write music.  And since I've already had one song  adopted by an artist and recorded with no mention of me, I'm very paranoid about going to someone and having a taped song transcribed.  Could someone take my copyrighted lyrics, make a few changes and claim the whole as their own ?
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Re: song copyright
« Reply #1 on: Jun 24th, 2005, 6:48pm »
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Registration allows you to go to court to defend your copyright
if you are not willing or able to do that, the registration
gives you a certificate which you can frame.
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Re: song copyright
« Reply #2 on: Jun 26th, 2005, 9:53am »
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To answer your question, someone taking your copyrighted lyrics, making a few changes and then claiming the whole as their own ? is not legaly right.
 
To make changes, the must have permission from u in the first place.
 
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Re: song copyright
« Reply #3 on: Jun 26th, 2005, 3:56pm »
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Copyright is automatic at the moment you create any text, lyrics, music or any written work - even source code. But the point of registering is being able to prove it was in your possession in the first place.  
 
I found a quick way of registering work in this modern day is via internet through a digital notary. There are not a lot but one that is international and not expensive is www.music-reg.com. The evidence of registration can be proved in a matter of seconds and if you have a conflict they will present the evidence in a court of law anywhere in the world, free. There are not a lot of companies who offer a service like that anymore – but I suppose they do it for the publicity. But still, not a bad service!
 
 
 
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Re: song copyright
« Reply #4 on: Jun 26th, 2005, 5:04pm »
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What would be the advantage to registering using such a service in the
US?  Registering with the copyright office is at least as valuable
in court, and US citizens cannot file a suit in a US court without
first registering the work with the copyright office.
 
As far as the international benefit, is there reason to believe that
registering with a commercial service would be more accepted than
presenting a US registration?
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