How can I protect my music?
Today, thanks to new technologies, the distribution of musical creations has never been so easy. As soon as your work leaves your private circle, it is important to ensure that you are protected from any fraudulent use of it (theft, plagiarism...). As an author, you need to know the best way to protect your music and assert your rights in the event of a legal dispute. Several solutions are available to you here are some examples:
Using the Blockchain
The Blockchain is a recent technology based on an electronic network for data storage and transmission. This solution allows songwriters to record their musical works in an ultra-secure network, for an unlimited period of time, regardless of format, scores can be deposited in written and/or digital format and generally at a low cost.
Price: 6,9€ per track / 49€ for 10
Price: 15€ / 29€ for the express package (attention, not yet available for the account of co-authors)
Copyright websites are platforms that offer you an online intellectual property protection service. They allow you to obtain a certificate of anteriority and/or timestamping of your documents. This type of filing generally protects you internationally, for countries that are signatories to the Berne Convention, for the protection of literary and artistic works (184 countries to date). Depending on the sites, the conditions and shelf life as well as that the filing and proof procedures may vary.
Price: 12.25€ per copyright
Price: free for up to 3 deposits / 60€ per year
Price: 25€ / 165€ / 280€ HT depending on the number of documents to protect
For more information about copyright according to your country country and to find the referring organizations: www.wipo.int
Some useful links by country:
United States: www.copyright.gov
United Kingdom: www.gov.uk