Copyright Free Music
All you need to know about Copyright Free Music! And get some Royalty Free Music.
What Copyright actually means?
Before explaining the copyrighting free music subject, let’s see what copyright actually means. Copyrighting is a form of intellectual property according to the copyright law that protects original work and authorship. If you don’t have any idea what intellectual property means, keep reading and we’ll explain it latter. Copyright is a legal right that protects original work’s exclusive rights, so the work can’t be used or distributed without the creator’s approval. Once the approval is obtained, you must be aware of the fact that the work can only be used and distributed for a limited period and not forever. The exclusive rights are not absolute but limited by limitations and exceptions to copyright law, which includes fair use. Of course, the copyright doesn’t protect the original ideas that can be stolen from the creator but at least keep the realization of his ideas safe and protected from any kind of abuse. What you also need to know about copyrights is that they are considered as territorial rights. This means that they’re not extended beyond the territory or a specific jurisdiction.
What Counts as an Intellectual Property?
Once we learned what copyright means, it’s time to get to know better the intellectual property. The creations of the mind, such as inventions, musical pieces, literary, artistic works, names, designs, pseudonyms, or with other words the unique work that you physically create is called intellectual property. An idea can’t be intellectual property but a realized and implemented idea is definitely your intellectual property and your copyrights over this kind of work can’t be stolen, transferred to other as a gift or distributed and kept forever in the hands of a publisher or sponsor. This means that in the moment your idea is born in reality and presented in public, you get the responsibility to take care of this intellectual property as your child till the rest of your life, no exceptions and objections! And knowing copyright over our intellectual property actually exists today unlike in the past when original work was prescribed on someone else’s false effort, really makes it easier to breathe for the creative minds among us. Are you one of those creative minds? If yes, scroll down and find out something more about your rights, especially if your intellectual property means owning an original music work or you just want to inform yourself more about the copyrighting free music!
The Involvement of Music in Copyrighting
Every piece of music comes with copyrights as you already know because we explained that the creations from our minds are considered as intellectual property and all intellectual properties have copyrights! Even if some music is considered a part of the public domain, there are still copyrights on this music we’re about to explain subsequently. Before we do that that, let’s find out the difference between musical compositions and sound recordings first. A musical composition consists of music, including any accompanying words, normally registered as a work of the performing arts. The author of a musical composition is generally the composer, and the lyricist, if there is one. A sound recording is a fixation of series of musical, spoken, or other sounds made by the performer with fixed performance, or the record producer who processes the sounds and fixes them in the final recording. But although they’re different, a musical composition and a sound recording can be registered together on a single application if ownership of the copyrights in both is exactly the same.
How do I Copyright my Music and why?
If you consider yourself as a serious and professional artist, it’s a wise move to register and copyright your music because of the possibility that in future someone will try to steal our work and prescript it on himself.
Note: Be aware that copyrighting laws and fees are a bit different according to the state you live in before you copyright your music.
When Does the Copyright Begin After you Register Your Music?
Your copyright begins automatically after the creation, realization, documentation and recording of the music piece. If you’re wondering the copyright ends, the answer is NEVER. 70 years need to pass after you’re gone, so the artwork can become Public Domain but you will always remain as the owner of that artwork!
Public domain: This term refers to available creative materials that aren’t protected by intellectual property laws such as copyrighting. The public can use these materials without asking for permission but can never own them. Imagine that you’ve wrote a book. You will always be the owner of its copyrights even if you sell the book to some publishing store with exclusive rights. The selling won’t change the fact that you’re the author of that book and no one else can claim the opposite!
Is Royalty Free Music Copyrighted?
Yes! Unlike some other music on Internet mostly distributed by the ‘Creative Commons’ licence and is not the same as ‘Royalty free’ music. The benefits of Royalty free music is our rich databases with high quality music, and all the items have at least the same output data than a common CD or DVD contains. What we’re particularly proud is our sound that’s better than any radio broadcaster and TV station can provide!
Note: Be careful with using the ‘creative common’ music and never use any media output without having the documentation about the items you’ve downloaded from somewhere first, so you avoid legal authorities charges.
If you have any questions related to the copyrighting free music, we would be more than happy to answer them for you!
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