#1
that if we post an original song on here
it wont be stolen? ive got a bunch of demos id like feedback on but people always tell me to keep them off the internet
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#2
we wont steal it if its **** :P


but srsly even ug'ers have a bit of respect for music
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#3
Get it copyrighted first. Then you're legally protected.

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#4
There have been plenty of threads about this. Basically burn a CD of your music and post it to yourself, that gives a timestamp and proof that the song is yours and when it was recorded.
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#5
so if i have the original recordings, like all the tracks, and the date created on the information for the file, im okay?
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There have been plenty of threads about this. Basically burn a CD of your music and post it to yourself, that gives a timestamp and proof that the song is yours and when it was recorded.


And when you get it back through the mail don't open it - cos its the date on the sealed envelope that is the proof
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There have been plenty of threads about this. Basically burn a CD of your music and post it to yourself, that gives a timestamp and proof that the song is yours and when it was recorded.

that doesn't hold up in court. Get a real copyright, it's not that expensive.
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that doesn't hold up in court. Get a real copyright, it's not that expensive.

It will hold up in court, as long as it is unopened and undamaged it will hold up as sufficient evidence.
It doesn't really matter anyway, in most of these cases it never needs to go to court, a simple cease and desist letter does the trick.
If you plan on making quite a bit of money from your music, then spend the money to get a copyright, but if you only want to show off work in progress then mailing yourself the CD will be sufficient.
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#9
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It will hold up in court, as long as it is unopened and undamaged it will hold up as sufficient evidence..


No it won't there are actually several precedents for this. It's way too easy to fake.
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#10
so i just put it in an envelope with a timestamp and put my address on the front both return and sending ?
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so i just put it in an envelope with a timestamp and put my address on the front both return and sending ?


no, register your copyright properly with your country's copyright office.
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#13
ive wondered the same thing, really it doesnt matter. its a risk you have to take, if someone really wants to try that hard, i doubt he could get away with it, seeing as the orginating thread that you posted the song with would be exsistant before the person would have said its theirs.
you dont need a copyright and quite frankly its a waste of tax payers money. they pay for the people to process it and store it....etc.
#14
Technically, it's copyrighted the minute you record it. (So I read in a book...Dunno how much truth there is to that)
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#15
Yes, that's true. The only real trick is proving it. Mailing to yourself - registered or otherwise - is *okay* but far from idiot proof, as it *can* be tampered with.

Register your songs with different agencies - SOCAN, ASCAP, BMI, CMRRA, Harry Fox, etc. - whichever applies to your country. That's one start to a good paper trail.

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