Songrite Copyright Office
International Copyright Registration Service
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Song and Lyrics Copyright Registration.
Copyright actually exists the very moment an original song, lyrical work or piece of music is created and fixed in a tangible and accessible form or media such as it being recorded or written down. However, should that work become subject to a dispute or be infringed upon, proof of copyright ownership is not only essential it is also a legal requirement in a court of law.
An official CR3 - Copyright Certificate will provide you with the necessary proof of ownership as from the date of registration.
CR3- Certificates are valid for the lifetime of the composer plus at least an additional fifty years.
Securing proof of copyright ownership is your responsibility.
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See how easy it is to upload your work direct = Song Copyrights Online.
What You Can Protect:
- Song Copyrights (Complete songs with words and music)
- Music Copyrights (Music, Music scores & Musical Arrangements)
- Lyric Copyrights (Song Lyrics)
Register online or by regular mail and protect your original songs, music and lyrics:
Do I Need To Register my work?
Under Copyright Law, the Songwriter and / or Composer has certain rights including the exclusive right to gain economic reward for their creative efforts. These rights are granted by default the moment the songs, music or lyrics are written down or recorded. By registering your work you will help establish and endorse these rights with immediate effect from the date of registration. (specified on the issued Copyright Certificate).
Copyright Songs & Lyrics Online:
Submitting your original work direct to us online is a quick, safe and secure process. However to safeguard and maintain the high level of security and efficiency we have restricted access to this facility to Songrite members only Our unique International Copyright Registration Service is open and available to all songwriters, lyric writers and composers of music who wish to register the copyrights of their work and have certified proof of ownership in the form of an Official Songrite Copyright Registration Certificate plus a Song Composite Document plus a Ten Year Guaranteed Safe Storage Contract.
Register Songs by Regular Mail:
Using the regular mail service is an option open to both members and none members, however, due to the time consuming procedures involved with manual delivery, this method takes longer to complete and is dependent upon external systems which are beyond our control. (Local Mailing Services). Copyright by Regular Mail
Copyright Registration Forms: (Required For Regular Mail).
Copyright Registration Forms are only required when submitting your work by regular mail. There are three Copyright application forms available which cover everything from registering one single composition to a complete album of up to fourteen tracks. Copyright forms for registering songs, music and lyrics can be viewed here. Copyright Application Forms. (These forms are not required for online copyright registration).
When registering your songs / lyrics Copyrights we include the registration of all additional and associated rights as set out below.
Songwriters & Composers:
Only members can submit songs / lyrics online, to become a member is simple and quick. The online application form takes a few moments to complete. This online song and lyrics copyright service is used by both professional and aspiring songwriters and composers to upload their original songs and lyrics for registration.
Lyrics and Song Copyright Registration ensures all new and original works are documented and accredited to the composer - author or creator of the submitted works.
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Do it Yourself Copyright Protection:
The practice of sending a copy of your own work to yourself in a sealed envelope or package is often referred to as “poor man’s copyright.” This "do it yourself" method of "copyrighting" is simple to by-pass and defraud which renders it totally unreliable and unacceptable as proof of ownership in a court of law.
There is no provision in the text of international copyright law that recognises “poor man’s copyright” as a viable alternative to registration.
Placing trust in “poor man’s copyright” to protect your work is not only misguided but foolhardy and will surely result in your loss and disappointment if ever put to the test.
Safeguarding All Personal Information:
International Song Copyrights - Music Copyrights - Lyric Copyrights.
Copyright lasts for the lifetime of the author / composer plus a minimum of fifty (50) years.
Songrite Copyright Office