Copyrighting a collection as Published-good or bad?

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    MichaelL
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    The Copyright Office had concerns that the tracks were individual and let me know that to be a published collection you have to prove that “all of the tracks must have been first distributed to the public together as a digital album” either digitally or on a CD.

    Yes, that is correct. The collection must actually be a collection. Have your “best editions” been accepted?

    I’m curious. I know that libraries ask you to aver that you are the copyright owner. Which libraries are actually requiring proof?
    Generally, libraries require that you indemnify them against any allegations of infringement.

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    mfaith2
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    Yes, they accepted the “best editions”. I also posted the tracks together as an album on Soundcloud but didn’t know if that would be sufficient. The tracks were made to go together so they actually were easily considered a collection.

    Interestingly, they sent me 2 different Registration numbers

    The first Registration Number, I received 2 weeks ago, has Title of Work: the Album Title and then Content Title: with the name of each of the songs, and then under Author Created: it lists out words, music, performance, sound recording

    The second Registration Number, I received yesterday, has just the Title of Work: the Album Title and then under Author Created: sound recording.

    I don’t know why they sent a second Registration as I have Copyrighted collections before and only got one document, similar to the first one I received.

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    mfaith2
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    I’m curious. I know that libraries ask you to aver that you are the copyright owner. Which libraries are actually requiring proof?

    I was listening to a series of interviews with owners of Music Libraries that a woman named Sarah Gavin was hosting online several years ago. There was a discussion on one of the interviews, with a panel of libraries, that some had gotten in bad situations with their clients for trusting that all rights were clearly secured by the songwriter/submitter. I am not sure which one said that they had actually started requiring proof. Some of the participants were Ourstage, Music Clout, Workshop Creative, Nimbit, Dangerbird as well as some Ad Agencies.

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    mfaith2
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    whoops, I tried to do the quote thing in my last post and forgot to close the quote…next time:)

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