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Q: I would like to use copyrighted music in a one-time online conference presentation. How may I do that legally?
Alexander B Blum
Alexander B Blum answered on Feb 17, 2011

The easiest, cheapest, and best way would be to ask the copyright holder for permission. However, they may not respond, or ask an exorbitant amount of money. But, you could always make your own music to use...

This is not legal advice, please do not treat it as such. Make sure to contact a...
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Q: How do i copyright my music?
Alexander B Blum
Alexander B Blum answered on Feb 17, 2011

In order to have a copyright for your music, you would look to 17 USC 102, of the Copyright Code, and it would have to be:

1. Creative

2. Original

3. Fixed in a tangible medium

Creative means it must have some "creativity", which is a low...
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