Print notes of the song (along with a description and vocal line), or record an audio file to disk. In itself, this operation does not protect your copyright, but by keeping the composition only in a virtual form, you are not protect themselves.
Send a printed score or drive yourself through the mail. Can use virtual mail, but it is much more reliable than usual: when sending the envelope, put a stamp with the date. Thanks to him, you will be able to prove his authorship.After receiving the letter do not open it. This will only be the case that your song will be stolen and appropriated by a third party: you will submit the envelope in the courtroom, and the autopsy will show your innocence.Virtual mail is also dated, but, unfortunately, such evidence is too ephemeral and is not always able to help you.
Visit the notary. Of course, the certification score will cost you dearly, but later, the lawyer proves that the score was of your specific day. The plagiarist, if they try to assign a song, can't prove otherwise.Before you visit a lawyer, contact them and ask how many copies required. Some offices issue an act subject to the availability of two copies (disk, paper or other media).
More companies and agencies large enough. Some make out intellectual property for free, some for a fee. The most popular of such societies – Russian authors ' Society (RAO) of Its branches are located in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other major cities. The Moscow branch is located near the metro station "Pushkinskaya". For registration of rights through him, make an appointment and bring a score or an audio recording of the song in two copies.
Advice 2: How to register authorship
Plagiarism is considered misappropriation of the fruits of someone else's intellectual work (ideas, artistic text, scientific articles, poems, etc.), and posting under your name other people's texts, or solid quote without the author's statements. To protect yourself from plagiarism impossible. Unfortunately, the victim of a fraudster could be anyone, but to protect their rights in a work and using this to win the lawsuit possible.
You will need
- - registration of copyright;
Do not forget that anything you created work is automatically copyrighted. Nobody has the right to use your intellectual work in commercial (or any other) purposes without reference to the name of the Creator. The one who violates it is your right, should be held accountable before the law.
Put on your work the copyright symbol (enclosed in a circle of the Latin letter "C"). Be sure to include the name of the author and information about the first publication of his work. Namely the date and place of publication (magazine, website, publishing house, newspaper, etc.).
Use the possibility to register the rights to your work. This registration will allow you to defend their rights in a work if there is a dispute. For registration should apply to the Patent office of the Russian Federation or in the Russian authors ' society (RAO). Keep in mind that for the authorship you have to pay the fee: about a thousand rubles for individuals and two thousand for legal.
Don't forget that copyright lasts for the life of a person and fifty years after his death. The right to protect the authorship is inherited. Copyright is valid in the country in which it was registered. If you require registration on the territory of other States, this is a special contract.
Examine the list of objects that are the subject of copyright: text - written, oral, recorded on tape or video; the image - drawing, painting, drawing, sketch, photograph, film, etc.; body shape layout, sculpture, construction.
Contact the court in the case of copyright infringement. The offender will be held accountable for their actions, including the author compensates for damages.
Do not neglect the official copyright registration. Its meaning is to show what time you protected the object already existed in their final form and who is its author, according to the filing.
Copyright is the unique right to create copies of exclusive original. The copyright on the music has the composer as the Creator of the melody of music. Legal aspects copyright on music. The copyright act prohibits the use of any foreign objects of copyright, regardless of volume.
The rights to the music. Tariffs to RAO and VOIS prices here. What is important to know? You have the right to use the music in the shopping areas (public performance of phonograms), without the consent of the holders, but subject to the payment of their fees. Playing music to accompany the business without payment to the owners of copyright and related rights is illegal and may lead to serious consequences.