Advice 1: How to register the copyright of the song

Copyright is one of the most difficult and delicate questions of law. The law is not always on the side of the one who created the work, but always support someone with a creative product was at the beginning. Fortunately, most of the authors in advance stored evidence of their superiority.
How to register the copyright of the song
Instruction
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
Note
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.
Useful advice
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.

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.
How to register authorship
You will need
  • - registration of copyright;
Instruction
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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.
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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.).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Contact the court in the case of copyright infringement. The offender will be held accountable for their actions, including the author compensates for damages.
Note
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.

Advice 3: How to prove copyright

The problem of proof of copyright infringement, to date, largely because of the existence of Internet is one of the most acute and important. In order that, if necessary, to easily prove your copyright should legally competent and timely approach to gathering evidence of his authorship.
How to prove copyright
Instruction
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According to article 9 of the RF Law "On copyright and related rights", the author of the work, in the absence of proof to the contrary, shall be the person indicated as the author on the original or one of the copies of the work. Thus, if the author of the publication on paper are sufficient to prove their rights to present an instance, published or printed before the pirate, the person who posted his work on the website, no proof of the date of publication. In this situation, you can resort to the testimony of the witnesses, but it is not always possible to find, and the court may treat their testimony very skeptical.
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Ensure the protection of their copyright. Contact the notary by which it is possible to prove the authorship of not only articles, but also audio and video recordings, and even a whole website with all its content. A document certified by a notary, has substantial probative value in litigation.
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Assure at the notary the text of the publication, with the sign of authorship, the author's name and year of publication. The notary certifies the signature of the author and indicates the date of a notarial act, it is further noted in the registry.
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To prove your copyright on audio, video or web site with the content pack into the envelope binder sheets and disks with information. When making the envelope, the notary will seal it with my seal, and together with you will leave a signature. Date of transfer of the envelope will be recorded in the registry. The author can pick up an envelope from or write to storage at the notary.
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In most cases, digital works require appropriate digital protection. It can be almost accurately identifying the author watermarks, which are used in the files. The second method is the analogue of the notary certification of works in digital form is a web-Depository that stores copies of works with a fixed date entry in the registry. This option avoids the need for translation of works in analog form. In this case, shall be certified by not only the date of receipt of the works to the Depositary, but also the work itself that is a powerful argument in litigation.
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When creating works in the framework of their duties, a sign not only of civil-legal contract, but also get the drafting of author's contract. It is necessary to distinguish the concept of copyright and the exclusive right to dispose of the product. The copyright of the works is the company – the employer of the author. The author has the right to dispose of the product at its discretion only in case, if the owner has not used the product of the authorship within three years. These nuances included in the author's contract will help to avoid any unpleasant situations with the proof of authorship.

Advice 4: How to protect copyright for songs

Suppose you wrote a song. Your music, your words, too. If the words are not yours, then you will have (if with the death of the author, not 70 years have passed) enter into a contract with the poet about what conditions you can use his poems. The contract in General, is the main way of copyright protection.
How to protect copyright for songs
Instruction
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Only we must remember that copyright law is twofold. On the one hand, this is a personal non-property rights, for example, your name (or pseudonym) as the author. On the other – is the exclusive right of the author to use his works. For the record: copyright infringement and misappropriation of authorship, and infringement use – if they have caused serious damage to the author, is a criminal offense (article 146 of the criminal code).
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So you wrote a song. Copyright rights arise upon creation of the work and any special actions for registration are not required. Another thing is that you can copy songs to provide words: © Your Name, year of writing. You can also fix the priority: the creation date of your song (very unlikely, but could happen that someone writes the same song, and in court the question arises, who did it first). Priority you can lock in special legal offices in the Russian author's society or through self – sending the song to yourself via registered mail.
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Then the question arises, what exactly do you want to protect the song. Most often threats are three: your song will be given for its will publish in CD and sales will make the money; your song is used, say, in the play, the author will not indicate you will not pay; your song will prearanged in the form of karaoke or will use in another arrangement with other words and you again do not pay. That is, you are not defending the song, you protect your right to money for the legal use of your songs. And this protection is the licensing agreement.
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Here is a pitfall. If you post your song on the Internet on public portals, it means that you never really know who your song is downloaded, processed, and uses it receives for your money. Of course, there is a detective Agency that will help you to find the villains, and then claim in court or Prosecutor's office, article 146 of the... pitfall in the anonymity of the Internet. But the license agreement you enter into with a specific person or entity. And in this contract you indicate the right which uses the songs you submit (the list of exclusive rights you will find in article 1270 GK RF). What is the term you pass to the right. What monies and in what order you pay for the transferred rights. What is the responsibility of the parties for failure to comply with the terms of the contract. For example, you want to released your song (or album of 10 songs – the picture does not change) in the form of a CD, and sold them. This means that according to the license agreement you must give the Studio the rights of at least reproduction (CD release), distribution (wholesalers), public display of a fragment of the song for promotional purposes, as well as if you need to make the arrangement more technically and aesthetically high quality, and for processing the songs.
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