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NH Dave Posting your own songs-copyright proof? (16) RE: Posting your own songs-copyright proof? 26 Feb 06


In the US anything you write is automatically copyright, but for protection, you need to register the copyright. The "for hire" exception is just a bit more trickythan has been posted so far.

As I understand the law, if you are working for a person or corporation, everything you create while working for them, even if the something you create isn't done directly for them, belongs to them, and may even do if they can show that something you wrote grew from or branched from something you did while working for them.

Not fair? Well that may well be true, but life frequently gets that way,and we just have to learn to live with it.

Dave


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