Copyright Registration 

 

About Copyright Registration:

 

Copyright exists the moment a piece of music, a song or lyric is committed to any form of tangible media. For example; recorded on a CD or other recording media including a computer hard drive, Written, printed or in manuscript form. However, once you have created your work and believe it has a commercial value then it is important you take appropriate steps to protect it by ensuring rightful ownership has been documented and all rights have been attributed to the legal copyright owner.

 

The best and most effective way of protecting your work is to register your copyrights with a reputable copyright organization or agency.


Are you are a citizen or subject of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom. Japan, The EU, or a person ordinarily residing in any of the following?;

 

  A country that is a signatory or has ratified The Berne Convention (This covers approximately 95% of all countries) You can check your countries status here
 A country that recognises and upholds the principles of the Universal Copyright Convention
 A signatory of the Rome Convention (for sound recordings, performer's performances),
 Or a country that is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO):

 

If You can answer yes to any of the statements above, you can register your songs, music and lyrics with the Global Copyright Registration Office.

 

Heading_icon Registration of Your Songs and Lyrics:

 

All works are registered through the "Songrite Copyright Office" who are an internationally respected copyright registration service specialising in songs and lyrics. Songrite are leaders in the field of international copyright registration.

 

This copyright service is used by both professional and aspiring songwriters and composers to register and securely store copies of their original songs, music and lyrics. (Songwriters and composers deposit copies of their work as legal evidence and proof of copyright ownership)

 

The Global Copyright Office is based in the United Kingdom and deals exclusively with music based copyrights including lyrical works.

 

Some countries have no provision for registering copyrights and can offer no alternative other than the futile exercise of “poor man’s copyright”. If a dispute of copyright ownership or an infringement should occur the ability to provide absolute proof of ownership acceptable in a court of law is essential, unfortunately within the realms of the legal world "poor man's copyright" does not provide this requisite proof of ownership

 

A certificate of registration provides solid proof and acts as legal evidence to support the named claimant as the registered copyright owner of the work as described upon the said certificate. (as from the date of registration). This unequivocal evidence can be used in a court of law to support your claim should a dispute or an infringement occur. We also retain backup copies of your work that are time stamped as from the date of registration.

 

Registration, however, is no guarantee against infringement. The Copyright Office is not responsible for policing, or checking on registered works and their use, and will not guarantee that the legitimacy of ownership or originality in a work will never be questioned

 

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