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Thread #113912   Message #2425955
Posted By: Janice in NJ
29-Aug-08 - 08:33 PM
Thread Name: Tech: How do you register song copyright?
Subject: RE: Tech: How do you register song copyright?
If you live in the USA or are a citizen the USA it is very easy. Go to the US Copyright Office website (click here) and follow the directions. Essentially you have to fill out Form PA and send it in along with two copies of the song if published or one copy if unpublished, and a check for $45. The copies can be lead sheets, CDs, tapes, etc.

That's all there is to it. Forget about that letter to yourself. It's not how it's done these days.