COPYRIGHT

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF COPYRIGHT?
Copyright is the right to control the copying of your work whether it be print, performed, film, recordings, publishings and more.

WHAT IS THE EXACT DATE AND YEAR THE STATUTE OF ANNE?
April 5th, 1710.

DO YOU HAVE TO PUT THE UNIVERSAL ‘C’ COPYRIGHT SYMBOL ON YOUR WORK TO OWN THE COPYRIGHT? 
In very few countries you still have to include the © by law but in most countries it is not acknowledged. More about the copyright symbol can be read here: http://www.copyrightlaws.com/international/522/

WHAT IS A FEW GOOD WAYS TO MAINTAIN PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF YOUR OWNERSHIP OF ORIGINAL MUSIC?
– Still include the copyright symbol on your published or printed works as in a court of law a person who is found infringing the law can not use the excuse that they did not know it was copyrighted.
– Upload your works online on websites such as YouTube as it will show the date and time in which it was uploading which can then later be used in court to prove you published the work first.
– When writing anything include the date, you use to be able to mail things to yourself and the envelope with the date on it would prove when it was published but due to the mail service no longer stamping the envelopes with the date the process no longer works.

WHAT ARE TWO MAIN TYPES OF COPYRIGHT THAT SURROUND MUSICAL WORKS? 
The actual music work itself and the recording.

IN AUSTRALIA, HOW MANY YEARS DOES THE COPYRIGHTED OF A PUBLISHED WORK LAST AFTER THE DEATH OF THE INDIVIDUAL WHO WROTE IT?
In Australia, 70 years after the person who wrote the published works death is when the copyright is no longer in place.

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