Jamestown, NY asked in Copyright, Business Law, Entertainment / Sports and Intellectual Property for New York

Q: Copyright reg: does 'authorship on appl' for 'entire work' protect music and vocals in a motion picture live recording?

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2 Lawyer Answers
Michael David Siegel
Michael David Siegel
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: You need to copyright the individual songs. What you did covers the video, but not the songs re-done on an album.

Will Blackton agrees with this answer

Barry E. Janay
Barry E. Janay PRO label
  • Intellectual Property Lawyer
  • Florham Park, NJ
  • Licensed in New York

A: Best to file for registrations on the lyrics anf musical composition as well.

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