Not everyone knows how song copyrights work. In some countries, song copyright is an automatic process and it starts when we have put the song into the physical form. However, it can be quite different in other countries and the song may need to be registered. So, it is important that we know about the local law and whether the copyrighting process is truly automatic. It is important to know that copyright is more than just about owning the song. It is also important that we have the actual legal document. We should prove the automatic copyright principle does take place in our area. In this case, we need to make sure that we are able to get automatic copyright. In this case, we may need to register the copyright of our song and it means that our song should have a public record. Depending on the country, these should be a specific procedure to do this. It is important to make sure that there’s an actual public record for our song. We should be able to prove later about the details of our song, such as the date of creation.
There are different low-cost attempts that people may do to make sure that they obtain copyright for their songs. As an example, people may mail a copy of their song to themselves. This is done before the song is published to the public and the mail isn’t opened until it’s needed to deal with specific legal problems. This is often seen as a decent way of ensuring that the song is ours before it’s ever published. We should be aware that this method may not be accepted in court. One problem with this method is that tampering with postmark and envelope is quite easy to do. If we want to use this method, we need to create other supporting evidences. As an example, we should ask friends as witnesses for our ownership of the song. We could create videos and photos about the production and recording of the song. These can be uploaded in the social media. We may provide some details, such as the title name, length of the song, genre and others.
Regardless of the numerous potential pitfalls, protecting our song should be relatively easy to do. There should be some reputable private firm, such as songregistration.com that we can use to register our song. The need of suing someone for copyright infringement is quite common the music industry. If our song has been registered, it will be much easier to do to beat any legal attack aimed toward us. By owning the proper evidence, we should be able to avoid unnecessary expense related to copyright infringement issues. When someone steals our privately registered songs, we should have a strong evidence for copyright protection. There should be faster registration service that is affordable for our purposes. It should be very beneficial if we need to take actions in the future.