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Thread #44834   Message #660620
Posted By: GUEST,paulbobbybuzz
01-Mar-02 - 10:33 AM
Thread Name: Copyright/publishing questions
Subject: Copyright/publishing questions
Hi 'catters. Three of my songs and one of my wife's poems are going to be included on a CD of all original Christian music. We will be performing them, along with other musicians. The CD is a project for a non-profit Catholic diocese program called the Maria House Projects. One song has been copyrighted in a collection of mine with the Library of Congress; another has been copyrighted in the same manner in an earlier collection of mine, but I've made some key and lyric changes. The third has never been copyrighted at all. What do I need to do to protect them? Also, I'm of the understanding that poetry is treated differently, and is already owned by the author once it is put down on paper. Does anybody know if this changes once music is arranged to be played behind her reading of it on the CD? Thanks for any help pbb