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Music Law: Copyrighting a Song

Video Introducing this tutorial


Introduction
Welcome

1. Music and Copyright
What is a song copyright?
What a song copyright is not
What is a sound recording copyright?
How do song copyrights earn money?

2. Song Ownership
Who owns a song?
Who is a co-writer?
The co-writer agreement

3. Copyright Registration
Why register?
What's needed for registration?
When is a song published?

4. Registering a Song Copyright
Getting started with registration
Choosing the type of work
Entering your title or titles
Publication/completion
Authors
Claimants
Limitation of claim
Rights and permissions (and beyond)
Certification and review
Deposit materials
Paper forms and PDFs

5. Afterward
After you file
Formalities

Conclusion
What's next?