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From one of those sites:
[i]"Most songwriters already have their copyright before they realize it.
A Copyright (literally: the right to copy) exists instantly whenever a piece of music is created and fixed in some tangible form. "Fixed" just means it's recorded or written down in some fashion."[/i]
From another one of those sites:
[i]" If you are a joint author, you hold an equal interest in the copyright with the other authors regardless of your actual contribution to the work.
Technically speaking, you hold an undivided ownership share in the copyright. An undivided ownership share provides nearly all the rights of individual ownership, while also sharing the value of those rights. As a joint author, you retain the right to reproduce the work, create derivative works, distribute copies of the work, and publicly display or perform the work without getting the permission of the other joint authors. Of course, this goes both ways, and the other joint authors may do the same. You can also transfer your undivided ownership share without seeking approval. "[/i]
When I download a work from this site I am bound by no contract or pre-agreement. Therefore [b]the instant[/b] I add my creative bits I become a co owner of a new joint work with the author(s) whose work I just added to. I do not have to sign any agreements at the close of the project, I do not have to pass an audition, I do not even have to post my work to this site at all.
Originally posted by Phoephus on Thu 05 Mar, 2015
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