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Copyright Registration Sound Recordings Works


First, let's pinpoint what falls into the sound recordings category. Here's what the
US Copyright Office has to say:

"Sound recordings are 'works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audiovisual work.' Common examples include recordings of music, drama, or lectures."


Here are some books about copyrights:

The Copyright Handbook
How to Register Your Own Copyright

Now to file an application:


The application is fairly simple & the cost is $45 per application.

Despite what others state, a "poor man's" copyright is NOT the same as registering it. Here's what the
US Copyright Office has to say:

"The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself is sometimes called a 'poor man’s copyright.' There is no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration."


Lastly, here are two great resources:


NOLO's Copyright Resource Center
NOLO's Creative Arts & Music Resource Center





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