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Safest way and easiest way to copywrite song lyrics?

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    Gravatar photoEraproof

    There are 2 mediums you can use to copyright your work.  But before I explain I am going to clarify a couple of things.  Your material is copywritten by law the moment your material is created on a particular format, for instance if you sing a song and record it is by law a copyright, if you wrote a song on paper then the paper is by law a copyright.  The only thing the federal goverment is going to do is register you copyright so it will be easier to make your claim in the court of law.  If you sample some music and call it your own, you can copyright it but that doesn't mean that the music that was sampled wasn't previously created, and if they can prove it was, even if it wasn't registered, that previous work is still considered copyrighted.

      Sorry for getting off subject, you can file online at www.copyright.gov/forms, or go to your local library and pick up the Copyright for CO.  The processed changed in the past 3 years because before it was only by mail.  And it will take anywhere from 6 months until a year before corespondence is sent that your work has been filed, and it was 15 to 25 dollars then.  But now with the online system you can track your file.  ONLINE price is 35.00, and now filing through the mail is 65.00!!!!  I consider the cheapest way to be the easiest way, and plus you can track it so just click on the link www.copyright.gov/forms and get started.  I hope I answered your question.

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    Gravatar photoTwisted Engineer

    Make sure your lyrics are written down and recorded in some tangible form  (paper or electronic).

    • Anything written after April 1, 1989, is automatically protected (in the United States) by an assumed copyright. If you don't transfer the copyright to someone else, it will last 70 years past your date of death.
    • Include some kind of copyright notice at the end of your work. Use the official format of: Copyright or ©, year of first publication of the work, and author's name: © 2000 Jane Doh or Copyright 2000 Jane Doh.

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    Gravatar photoguest

    Not sure if you can still do this but theres the poor-mans method which is basically putting the music to cd and then placing it in a sealed envelope and mailing it to yourself. once your receive the envelope it will have a stamped date on there by the post office. This will act as proof of copywright date. however im not sure if this is still accepted. Just an alternative method i learned in school.

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    Gravatar photoSonic Ingenuity

    Safest and easiest?

    DC Copyright Office.

     

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    Gravatar photoguest

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    Gravatar photoguest

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    Gravatar photoguest

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