Copied in its entirety from http://www.iwritethesongs.com/articles/how_and_when_to_copyright.cfm. Placed here because I’m lazy and don’t want to have to dig for it. YES, I realize the irony of copying word for word a How-To for copyrighting. I’m special, what can I say. Mr. Iwritethesongs, thanks for the well written piece and I’ll take this text down if you want me to.
When I first began my journey as a songwriter, the word - copyright - was a term that was made up of equal parts mystery, awe and paranoia. On one hand, horror stories about “song stealing” and fortunes lost as the result made me realize the importance of insuring that my songs were protected by law. But on the other hand, the process of copyrighting appeared to be so bureaucratic and complicated that the thought of it was overwhelming! So, for quite a long time, I simply ignored the whole matter and hoped it would go away. It didn’t - so I finally had to face it. And if I had known then what I know now, I would have realized that the word copyright is kinda like eggplant. Although the word sounds pretty scary, but when you actually try it�.it ain’t so bad after all!
Mayall Road’s new album is tentatively titled ‘Restoration.’ Here’s the initial album art mockups. Shutterstock deserves a big shout out. If you haven’t used them to find pay for use images, take a look.