About This Course
Who this course is for:
- Musicians looking to understand how to protect their songs, albums, and tracks.
- Musicians looking to understand a contract that might have been presented to them that involves copyright.
- Artists who are looking for an understanding of copyright.
What you’ll learn:
- Fundamental principles of copyright
- What makes something original
- Copyright in the Constitution
- Rights we get
- Intellectual Property
- Things Copyright doesn’t protect
- Copyright Term (length)
- Public Domain
- How to get a Copyright
- Work for Hire
- First Sale Doctrine
- Licensing Contracts for Music
- Film, TV, and Game Licensing
- Fair Use
- How to get a Trademark
- Performing Group Names (Band Names)
- Titles – song titles
- Right of Publicity
- Contractual Rights
- Moral Rights
- Creative Commons
- There are no prerequisites for this course. Students need only to be interested in music copyright.
- Don’t file a copyright before watching this class! Let me show you how to do it – it can be done at no cost.
Welcome to the “Musician’s Guide” Series!
This series is pulled directly from the courses I’ve created for my university position in Music Business. All of these courses are designed for the everyday musician – amateur or professional – who has little or no knowledge on the topic, but wants to master it.
This class is all about Copyright.
It is ideal for anyone who has had an interest in copyright, or a need to understand copyright. Especially:
- Creators: If you are making music, you need to understand your rights.
- Consumers: If you are working with music, and want to know if you can copy a song, delete a song, or make a mashup of a song, this course is for you!
- Musicians: If you are going to be recorded, you should understand how things will work when the recording is released, and what rights you have to your performance.
- Producers: If you are using samples in your tracks, you need to understand copyright!
- Curious Minds: Anyone interested in how copyright law works, where it comes from, and where it might be going is invited to be a part of this class.
In this class, we start with the most basic question: How do we define music? Once we have a definition, we start to look at how music is protected with copyright, ways that it isn’t, and how to work with it for fun and profit. I’ll walk you through every step of the issue and explain the logic behind every concept.
The goal of this class is for you to understand how to make copyright protection work for you.
If you are ready to start making money from your music, and making sure it is protected, this class will start you on that journey. Get started today.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have learned how to protect your music with copyright.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for any reason, simply contact us and we’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.
Get started today and learn more about copyright.
|Section 1 - Introduction And Overview|
|What We Are Covering Here||00:00:00|
|Tools You Will Need For This Class||00:00:00|
|Disclaimer: I Am Not A Lawyer||00:00:00|
|Section 2 - What Is Music?|
|Axis Of Awesome||00:00:00|
|Melody And Uniqueness||00:00:00|
|Music Is Intangible||00:00:00|
|Definitions Of Music||00:00:00|
|The Legal Definition Of Music||00:00:00|
|Section 3 - What Is Copyright?|
|Copyright In The Constitution||00:00:00|
|Rights We Get||00:00:00|
|Copyright Does Not Protect||00:00:00|
|Section 4 - Copyright Basics|
|Why Put Something In The Public Domain?||00:00:00|
|History Of Copyright||00:00:00|
|How To Get A Copyright||00:00:00|
|Section 5 - Work For Hire|
|What Is Work For Hire?||00:00:00|
|Work For Hire Copyright Term||00:00:00|
|Section 6 - Assignments|
|What These Are||00:00:00|
|First Sale Doctrine||00:00:00|
|Film And TV Licensing||00:00:00|
|Section 7 - Collaboration|
|Collaboration And Copyright||00:00:00|
|Presumption Of Equal Ownership||00:00:00|
|How A Band Divides Copyright||00:00:00|
|Section 8 - Fair Use|
|The Fair Use Doctrine||00:00:00|
|Types Of Fair Use||00:00:00|
|The Four Factors||00:00:00|
|Example – Class Video||00:00:00|
|What A Lawyer Will Tell You About Fair Use||00:00:00|
|Section 9 - Parody|
|Misconceptions About Parody||00:00:00|
|Weird Al Yankovic||00:00:00|
|Section 10 - Trademarks|
|What Is A Mark?||00:00:00|
|What Is A Trade?||00:00:00|
|How To Get A Trademark||00:00:00|
|Section 11 - Performing Group Names (Band Names)|
|What About My Own Name?||00:00:00|
|Section 12 - Trademark And Fair Use|
|Does Fair Use Still Apply?||00:00:00|
|Example Of Fair Use And Trademarks||00:00:00|
|Section 13 - Titles|
|Trademark And Titles Of Works (Song Titles)||00:00:00|
|Section 14 - Right Of Publicity|
|What Is Right Of Publicity?||00:00:00|
|Tom Waits Example||00:00:00|
|Bette Midler Example||00:00:00|
|Frank Zappa Example||00:00:00|
|Section 15 - Contractual Rights|
|Your Contractual Rights||00:00:00|
|Section 16 - Exclusivity|
|Selling A Beat||00:00:00|
|Product Or Service||00:00:00|
|Section 17 - Right Of First Negotiation/Refusal|
|Right Of First Refusal||00:00:00|
|Section 18 - Moral Rights|
|Section 19 - Creative Commons/Copyleft|
|What Is Copyleft?||00:00:00|
|Get Creative Video||00:00:00|
|The C And CC||00:00:00|
|The Creative Commons Licenses||00:00:00|
|Databases Of Works||00:00:00|
|Section 20 - Wrap Up|
|What Comes Next?||00:00:00|
|Thanks For Watching!||00:00:00|