Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Sydney Australia
Re: Copyrighting your work
[QUOTE=IbanezFreak777;707479]My lawyer friend told me that if you really dont want to spend alot of money on copyrighting your work, you can box up your music on cd and post it to yourself and never open it. Keep it safe and if anyone ever uses your work without paying, you have proof of your music as the post office puts a stamp date on your package which is admisable in court. Meaning you had a copy of this music from this date onwards and the person copying your work would have no proof of ever being the creator.
Standard, accepted practice, and pretty much foolproof in court too. I was told exactly the same thing. The issue is that if someone rips you off, you STILL have to hire a lawyer, and you STILL have to sue them, then you STILL have to extract damages!
Also, it is wise to put the little copyright symbol on any written stuff you send out, and all that "All rights reserved etc etc etc" There is a standard boilerplate version of this which should be pretty easy to obtain.