Poor man's - Not in the USA

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Post by dsparling » October 7th, 2005, 7:47 am

OK, cool. That's how I understand it.

The original poster had asked about copyrights, but I should have put a dislaimer on my own n post - "clarify" and "copyright law" is getting into oxymoronism...:)

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Another great website regarding U.S. Copyright law

Post by maxwell » January 12th, 2006, 7:41 pm

This site lists all U.S. code (federal laws): http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/

This URL will take you directly to Copyright main page (US Title 17): http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html ... 01_17.html

This URL will take you directly to Copyright regarding DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDING DEVICES AND MEDIA (US Title 17, chapter 10): http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html ... 10_10.html

This URL will take you directly to Copyright regarding SOUND RECORDINGS AND MUSIC VIDEOS (US Title 17, Chapter 11):
http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html ... 10_11.html
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Re: Poor man's - Not in the USA

Post by Cat » November 25th, 2008, 5:44 pm

Add Australia to the list of "first documentation"...

Besides copyrighting, the BEST way to get by all this is to be:
1> in the union;
2> with a royalty collection agency.

But don't forget that if you are "getting somewhere" that China will begin to steal your stuff so you'll need someone there, too! (Hence, a royalty collection agency...so they go after 'em for ya'll!)

BOTH will fight your battles...and win.

This thread matters greatly to me. Out here in Oz, we're putting together a Boy Band project. For her part, my wife's churning through a Law Degree in Entertainment Magagement..."so no-one can rob the kids".

As for me...one of the FIRST things I did as I subscribed here was to ask GN "how protected" my stuff would be if I were to present some unprotected stuff...and I adjusted my participation, accordingly. OBVIOUSLY they can't be held responsible for someone with ill-intent cruising through GN...and I guess (in hindsight) that question was a "no brainer".

Sadly, it's "writer beware" no matter where you go on the third stone from the sun!

"Feel what you play...play what you feel!"

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