- What is copyright?
A copyright is the legal ownership of an original work.
- What is copyright infringement and how can I avoid it?
Copyright infringement is the violation of copyright laws. Any original work belongs to the creator. If you claim someone else’s work as your own, you are committing copyright infringement. Don’t do that.
- What if someone on TempoTrader claims my music as theirs?
- How should I copyright my own content?
There are a variety of ways to get your work copyrighted! The truth is, your work is automatically protected by copyright law as soon as you make it. The problem is that if someone else claims it as theirs, you have to be able to prove that you are the creator in court. We suggest taking a look here: http://www.copyright.gov/forms/
- Does TempoTrader claim any rights to my music?
Nope! If you make it, it’s yours to use as you like. We just provide the venue!