Can I Protect a Musical Arrangement

August 16, 2017

Regardless of your source of inspiration, creating a musical arrangement can be very personal and, based on the law, only the creator should decide how it is used. No one should be able to copy your and use it as their own, whether intentionally or incidentally. When you create a unique and special musical arrangement, you are entitled to protection in the form of copyright. As a matter of fact, copyright protection is automatic, taking effect the moment you create your musical arrangement.

Copyright law offers the best protection for your musical arrangement, of course, but the reality is, having such protection and being able to take advantage of it are two different things. Though you have a copyright in a musical arrangement, when the time comes to take advantage of that protection, you will need proof. You will have to be able to prove ownership of your musical arrangement and you will also have to prove the date of creation, as well. That is the primary purpose of when it was established. Our archive system offers a foolproof way to protect your copyrighted musical arrangement.

When you choose to register your musical arrangement and deposit it into the system, it is immediately registered by a public notary and stored in an extremely secure system. The people who handle your work are obliged by law to retain all documents deposited in a way that makes your copyright ownership incontestable. They certify the work as belonging to you and they establishes a specific date for creation of your musical arrangement. That means you always have access to incontestable proof that everyone who comes after is infringing on your copyright.

Those who choose to use our system to protect their copyrighted musical arrangement receive other benefits, as well.. For one thing, your deposit into the archive means you have the most secure backup of your work available. If you lose your musical arrangement, you will always have access to a pristine backup copy. You also have the option of posting your musical arrangement onto your very own public profile on the site. That means you will have the option of promoting your work, your company or yourself, even as you remind everyone that you have proof of your copyright in your work. You can promote your work and deter infringers at the same time.

When you make a deposit of your musical arrangement into the system, your copyright is valid for life plus 70 years. It is always secure because the work deposited on our drive cannot be altered by anyone, even you. If you want to change your musical arrangement, you will have to make a separate deposit. This is foryour security and protection; your work will always be in the same pristine condition it was in when you deposited it. Of course, you will always have access to your work and you will always have the ability to prove your ownership and your priority, anytime you need it. The protection provided by is also international in scope, since your deposited work is protected in all 174 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention.