Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
zanshin777

Do ASCAP, BMI, SESAC work internationally?

Recommended Posts

I live in Turkey. I write songs of which lyric language is English and I want to market this songs internationally. Can I get copyright by paying these corporations?

Or must I work with only local copyright corporations?

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Copyright filing has nothing to do with the Performing Rights Organizations. There is no actual international copyright, and laws vary from country to country.

 

The PROs will manage royalties from international sources, and you can learn more about how each one handles that on their individual websites.

Edited by daddymack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've read Copyright 101. I saw there are some forms.

 

Forms

1) Copyright Form PA :

2) Copyright Form RA :

3) Copyright Form SR :

 

Where do I find these forms and who do I the forms transmit?

 

Thank you very much for your answer by the way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

copyright [not copywriting, that is a job, not what you want to do]...

There are certan overlaps in copyright laws from country to country, and you can likely file a copyright in Turkey and in the USA...but there are many places where foreign copyright law observance is questionable [China comes immediately to mind...].

 

Keep in mind that for US copyright law, filing is a technicality. The moment the work is put in a 'tangible form' [written or recorded], the copyright exists. Registration with the Copyright Office is a 'legal formality', if you will, to prove a time for which the copyright can be definitively said to be in effect, and not really a protection per se; you may still need to go to court to dispute potential copyright infringement, even though a filed registration exists.

Edited by daddymack

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...