#1
Alright i didnt know where to put this so i put it in the pit, anyways im in a band and we have a good 5-10 songs and our drummers neighbor has a recording studio in his house and is willing to let us use it, but just to make sure, is there any way our band ccould like copyright our stuff, because i dont know the neighbor that well and i would hate for him to like steal our songs(not saying our stuff is that good) but you never know, any help is appreciated, Thanks
#4
Post it on the internet.
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#5
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Post it on the internet.

Thats a good idea but how does that represent ownership
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Thats a good idea but how does that represent ownership


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#9
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Yeah, don't expect any seriousness from The Pit.

Once he's recorded you, just take the files from his computer or whatever he's recording you with so he can't use them.

Any way the band and the guy recording us could make a contract stating he couldnt use our stuff, is that legit or not?
#10
I heard somewhere that if you put it in an email and send it to yourself but don't open it it counts as copyright.
#11
to actually copywrite a song you have to write down the arrangement as sheet music and then have it looked at by a lawyer who will then sign it for you.
its a long, expensive process and I really doubt it'd be worth it in your case.
#12
I'm going to go ahead and guess that the guy doesn't give two shits about your songs, and wont be interested in stealing them.
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#13
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I'm going to go ahead and guess that the guy doesn't give two shits about your songs, and wont be interested in stealing them.

also, this. dont worry about it, he wont steal your songs.
#14
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Alright i didnt know where to put this so i put it in the pit, anyways im in a band and we have a good 5-10 songs and our drummers neighbor has a recording studio in his house and is willing to let us use it, but just to make sure, is there any way our band ccould like copyright our stuff, because i dont know the neighbor that well and i would hate for him to like steal our songs(not saying our stuff is that good) but you never know, any help is appreciated, Thanks

Write down the lyrics and do some rough recordings on audacity or something if you can, burn rough takes onto a CD. Mail the CD and lyrics to yourself with a copy of today's newspaper. When you receive the package, do not open it.


That's how you copyright something budget style.
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#15
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I heard somewhere that if you put it in an email and send it to yourself but don't open it it counts as copyright.

You're confusing 'mail' with 'email'. Why would it matter if you opened an email?
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what's the point in being "philiosophical"?

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#17
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to actually copywrite a song you have to write down the arrangement as sheet music and then have it looked at by a lawyer who will then sign it for you.
its a long, expensive process and I really doubt it'd be worth it in your case.

There are certain protections you are entitled to when writing songs that aren't necessarily copyright. Its not nearly as extensive as copyright protection, but it does prevent outright stealing I believe.