posted on Oct, 21 2009 @ 12:15 PM
All my stuff is copyrighted. It used to be ok to mail things to yourself, but that no longer holds up in court.
It is important to know what a copyright does for you, especially musically. If you send a song into the Library of Congress, that song is
copyrighted. That means that you can argue against any recreation of the song or sale of the song outside your own jurisdiction.
HOWEVER. That does not necessarily copyright all the words or the composition itself. Now, if someone is blatantly ripping you off, that's one thing,
but other than that, the statute of limitations is pretty broad based. Having said that, if someone wants to use a line in my lyrics, I wouldn't mind
much anyway. Again, unless it is blatant, you won't be able to do anything.
Anyway, go to the LOC website and pay the 45 bucks to get all the songs you have copyrighted. Call it an album, that way you can lump them all
together and pay the same price.
If you want the words and composition copyrighted separately, well that's a whole other cost for a totally different copyright, and will run you a
ton more money.