The government's UK copyright law site outlines the IPO and Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, the principal legislation covering intellectual property rights in the United Kingdom and the work to which it applies.

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ScudS



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Copyright question
      #1019874 - 23/11/12 05:52 AM
So i am taking a crack at registering the copyright here in the U.S. If using Form SR is it correct to list all 4 band members as authors with the the sole composer and lyricist being credited with sound recording, performance, music and lyrics and the other 3 members as sound recording and performance only? Or are the other 3 members not included at all? I assume work for hire would be none for all. Correct also? Everything is all original. Thanks.


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ScudS



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Re: Copyright question new [Re: ScudS]
      #1020987 - 27/11/12 02:30 AM
Nobody can offer advice on this?


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Re: Copyright question new [Re: ScudS]
      #1020994 - 27/11/12 04:28 AM
Quote ScudS:

So i am taking a crack at registering the copyright here in the U.S. If using Form SR is it correct to list all 4 band members as authors with the the sole composer and lyricist being credited with sound recording, performance, music and lyrics and the other 3 members as sound recording and performance only? Or are the other 3 members not included at all? I assume work for hire would be none for all. Correct also? Everything is all original. Thanks.




I had a look at http://www.copyright.gov/forms/formsr.pdf and it says:

Quote:

Generally, for the claim to cover both the sound recording and the underlying
work(s), every author should have contributed to both the sound recording and
the underlying work(s).




... so I think in your case the songwriter should fill in Form PA and register the song and the band should fill in form SR and register the recording. Though I don't have any experience with registering copyright in the USA.


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