How do I get my instrumentals copywritten?
My friend says I can mail a cd with them on there along with a note describing what's on there to myself and don't open it. Will that work in my case?
How do I do it any other way, and what will it cost me?
- rickinnocalLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
No, that doesn't do it. So called "poor mans copyright" is legally meaningless in the US.
As soon as you commit your music to a tangible medium - by recording it to CD, or by writing the score - it's copyright.
For additional protection you can register the copyright at the US copyright office.
- Barry CLv 71 decade ago
if you recorded it on a cd, it is already copyrighted. mailing it is a waste of a perfectly good stamp.
see copyright.gov and chillingeffects.org for details.