Common Questions

How I can protect my music from being ripped off?

In general, original songwriters and musicians have the right of copyright to their music, recordings and lyrics. In other words, they have the right to control copying of their work. The resources below outline how copyright works and how you can protect the copyright of your music.

Good starting points include:

  • Music Law: Copyright & Trademarks, from the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch, discusses the ownership of music and lyrics, how copyright laws apply to music, and where to find more information.

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Last reviewed January 2015

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trademark and copyright, music law, original music, royalty, piracy