Copyright Protection for your music and songs

Copyright protection is a necessary step that should not be avoided by entrepreneurs. However, there are some common misunderstandings that need to be addressed before engaging copyright services. Foremost amongst these is that getting your work copyright protected has little to with the copyright office. This is explained in the information booklet, “Copyright Basics” (page 3) by the Copyright Office: “The way in which copyright protection is secured is frequently misunderstood. No registration or other action in the Copyright Office is required to secure copyright.”

The moment a song or music is finalized and retained in physical form, an automatic process starts to secure a song copyright. Whether you first pen down the music and/or words on paper, or tape, or digital file, or first record them onto a CD, copyright protection is initiated. Copyright office need not be pursued for any such measure nor any copyright notice, needs to be put up anywhere.

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