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Tech: Let talk copywright

25 Jun 04 - 12:39 AM (#1213934)
Subject: Tech: Let talk copywright
From: GUEST,lloyd65

I have a need to copywright my music as they are starting to be recorded.

Any suggestions.

Lloyd65


25 Jun 04 - 01:03 AM (#1213941)
Subject: RE: Tech: Let talk copywright
From: Joe Richman

Try:
http://www.copyright.gov/

for information from the US govt.
Do It yourself with their instructions.

Joe


25 Jun 04 - 03:59 AM (#1213997)
Subject: RE: Tech: Let talk copywright
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

It helps if you can spell it correctly.

Sincerely - try google, pay a boodle, but realize - three thousand years ago Kind Solomon acknowledged that There is nothing new under the sun
Gargoyle


25 Jun 04 - 04:01 AM (#1214000)
Subject: RE: Tech: Let talk copywright
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

BTW - read ALL the threads listed above yours - and you are close to becoming a copy-right lawyer.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle


25 Jun 04 - 04:01 AM (#1214001)
Subject: RE: Tech: Let talk copywright
From: pavane

Yes, we often see

copyrite = which rites do we copy?
copywrite - what copywriters do?
copywright - as above. A Wright is a maker (Like wrought = made)


25 Jun 04 - 04:05 AM (#1214004)
Subject: RE: Tech: Let talk copywright
From: pavane

That posting escaped before it was finished.

Some old surnames illustrate wright
Arkwright = boatbuilder
Allright = tool maker (Awl wright)
Wainwright = waggon maker (as in The Hay Wain)
and many others


CopyRIGHT means a RIGHT to COPY


25 Jun 04 - 05:25 AM (#1214042)
Subject: RE: Tech: Let talk copywright
From: PennyBlack

It already is copyrighted! what you need to do is register it, if you want actual cash back from other people recording it or playing it for payment. Here in the UK we're registered with PRS, which was a one off payment for life and anyone who records it (and registers with MCPS etc) gives us a couple of pennies from every CD.

As I said in starting as soon as write the work, you own all rights to the song/music and the only right to alter it etc. What you may need is proof that you wrote it and when you wrote it, if a case ever went to court. This can be done in many ways one of the classic ways is to send a copy to yourself in a sealed envelope via registered mail Don't open it just lock it away and keep it safe, then if ever it's needed as evidence in a case of ownership you've got it.

If you want to be the first person to record the song you can register this as well, which will in effect stop anyone (who attempts to register the request to record the song with MCPS etc) getting permission for the CD pressing.

as NIKE say's Just Do It :-)

PB