Copyright question

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Greg*go, Mar 9, 2003.

  1. Greg*go

    Greg*go Supporting Actor

    Jun 14, 2002
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    I was looking at a cd of mine, The Roots: Organix, and noticed that instead of the normal © simbol, it was a circle with a "p" in it. What is that about? The ©, registered, or trade mark symbols were no where to be found on the CD or the case.
    It seems really strange to me. Is this cd not copyrighted? Or is it just some kind of special copyright?
  2. Don Black

    Don Black Screenwriter

    Dec 11, 1998
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    Not so lucky.... [​IMG]

    Form of Notice for Phonorecords of Sound Recordings*
    * Sound recordings are defined in the law as "works that result from the fixation of a series of musical, spoken, or other sounds, but not including the sounds accompanying a motion picture or other audiovisual work." Common examples include recordings of music, drama, or lectures. A sound recording is not the same as a phonorecord. A phonorecord is the physical object in which works of authorship are embodied. The word "phonorecord" includes cassette tapes, CDs, LPs, 45 r. p. m. disks, as well as other formats.

    The notice for phonorecords embodying a sound recording should contain all the following three elements:

    1. The symbol (the letter P in a circle); and

    2. The year of first publication of the sound recording; and

    3. The name of the owner of copyright in the sound recording, or an abbreviation by which the name can be recognized, or a generally known alternative designation of the owner. If the producer of the sound recording is named on the phonorecord label or container and if no other name appears in conjunction with the notice, the producer's name shall be considered a part of the notice.

    Example: 2002 A. B. C. Records Inc.

    NOTE: Since questions may arise from the use of variant forms of the notice, you may wish to seek legal advice before using any form of the notice other than those given here.

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