– where does copyright exists and why you should own it?
The subject of copyright is one that is least understood by many
but it doesn’t have to be so. At this point you only need
to understand the very essence of the meaning of copyright and
where it applies in so far as your endeavours in the music business.
This is the very least amount of basic information you really
ought to know.
The word Copyright when split into two words are; copy and
right. The word Copy means to duplicate which is to reproduce
something. The word Right means entitlement, due, birthright,
claims. When both words are reunited to form the word Copyright
then that word now means the latter owns the former. Simply
put; when copies – duplication, reproduction - of an item
has been made the owner of the original item – master
– has an entitlement, due, birthright, claim upon all
copies originating from the master howsoever these took place
and by whom.