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Music Rights Unveiled by Maryam Battaglia, Brooke Wentz

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THE LAW

For Those Respecting the Law, We Salute You. For the Rebels, There Is No Such Thing as Free Music

If an artist of any sort—visual, music, film, written word—wants their work protected so that they can earn money from their art, it is highly recommended that they copyright the work. This is merely registering the art with the U.S. Copyright Office so that the artist is protected from future infringements, or, more simply, from anyone using their work. It’s easy to register your work by going to www.copyright.gov. An application for copyright registration contains three essential elements: (1) a completed application form, (2) a non-refundable filing fee and (3) a non-returnable deposit—that is, a copy or copies of the work being ...

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