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11/10/11 7:17 PM
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banjo
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Does anyone here know the ins and outs of copyrighting mateial?

Must you submit lyrics, and if so, what if the lyrics change during production?

Must you submit sheet music/chord structure?

Can you just submit an acoustic version of a song (IE - you strumming) to protect yourself early before the song goes into the studio?
11/12/11 7:29 AM
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It's the completed work that you're copyrighting, not the components. If you're trying to copyright a song, it's the final recording you want to protect, & that's what you'll submit. The derivative works (sheet music/lyric sheets) are all going to fall under that.

You can go the other way around, but that's overkill. What is it that you think is going to happen in the studio that you're trying to avoid?

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