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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing What Form 5495 Copyright

Instructions and Help about What Form 5495 Copyright

So here we are on the copyright gov website. Here, what you want to do, or what I do, is I always go down while I click forms and I find the form that I use. There are two of them - there's an SR form for sound recording, and there's a PA form. Now, technically, most people that compose will tell you to use the sound recording form, but the truth of the matter is, out of the two, it really doesn't matter. Because once your work is copyrighted and someone steals it, and you know you file a lawsuit, and they go back and check the copyrights, they're just going to go to check to see if your work is protected. Simple as that. If it's filed under the wrong filing, you know, they'll work it out, they'll fix it. But they will not discredit your copyright simply because it's on the wrong form. What I've always used, and what works for me (I've been doing music for a very long time), I've been in court three times for copyright infringement, I've won all three of my cases, and what I use is the PA form. There's a short form, and there's a standard PA form. I'm going to go over the short form with you because the short form kind of has directions and you can kind of read these on your own. But I would I just want you to use this form so you're familiar with it, you know what everything means, but I'm still going to show you what I put in to these categories. This portion of the copyright form here is used for the office, you don't need to touch that. Title of work, what I generally do is I name it a collection...