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Music Notation Copyright

The copyright of music notation is different from the copyright of sound recording. The copyright in the field of music is different and a bit complicated as it is different for different notations, songs and music notation. Music notations are not written in letters but either some musical symbol. The printed representation gives the artist an idea about the notes and variations.

As discussed earlier, music industry goes through a lot of issues regarding the infringement of music. The copyright of the music notation is only given to the composer. He is the sole owner of the music he has created. The composer has the right to sell his work to the publisher, who initially files the copyright of the music. In those cases where the composer has sold the rights of the music completely, the publisher files paper for the complete ownership.

The composer usually writes the notes on a piece of paper; no one can use the paper for their own benefit or for public entertainment.