How do i copyright my lyrics?

Answer Copyright is a legal right granted to an author of a work that makes him the only person allowed to copy and distribute that original work. If you're the author of song lyrics, in order to copyrigh... Read More »

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How do I copyright my lyrics for free?

According to U.S. copyright law, once you have captured your lyrics in a fixed format, you automatically obtain the exclusive rights of that creation, whether it's published or not. But when you wi... Read More »

How to Copyright Lyrics in B.C., Canada?

As soon as you create a piece of work in Canada it is protected under copyright. If you write a song, novel, play, article, computer program, take a photo, paint a picture, etc., it is copyright pr... Read More »

Do all items have to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright?

Under U.S. law, copyright protection attaches automatically when a work is created. Use of the © symbol has not been required since 1989. Using the copyright symbol can be beneficial, however, bec... Read More »

Does an item need to have the copyright logo to be considered a copyright item?

According to the U.S. Copyright Office, a work no longer needs the copyright symbol to be considered a copyrighted work. The United States dropped the old rule in 1989 to fit the requirements of th... Read More »