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Old 20.07.2008, 21:02
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Does anyone know where one needs to go in Zürich to copyright?

Thank you for the help.
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Old 20.07.2008, 22:23
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Re: Copyrights

What kind of intellectual property is it? Do you want to legally protect it or to recieve copyright fees when it is shown to the public? In Switzerland, you automatically have the copyright for your work.

For more information about patents and copyright, you can read the respective sections of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property's website.

One of the organisations that compensates the creative for the use of intellectual property is SUISA (music).
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What kind of intellectual property is it? Do you want to legally protect it or to recieve copyright fees when it is shown to the public? In Switzerland, you automatically have the copyright for your work.

For more information about patents and copyright, you can read the respective sections of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property's website.

One of the organisations that compensates the creative for the use of intellectual property is SUISA (music).
Thank you for your answer. I’ve changed the wordings of an old song to completely change the meaning, I would like to legally protect it and then ask the original owners of the music for permission to use it commercially. Is that the right way of doing it or do I need to ask their permission beforehand?

Thank you for your help, as I’m useless at all this stuff, it took me a million years to even figure out who the owners of the music are

I'll check the site maybe the answers are there
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Old 20.07.2008, 23:55
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Re: Copyrights

Cover questions are covered at SUISA's website here.
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Is that the right way of doing it or do I need to ask their permission beforehand?

Depends:

Are you singing over the instrumental of the said track?

or

have you replayed all the drums & instruments of the track?


This will make the difference between asking for permission seeking sample clearance (a major pain in the backside) or simply sending a letter informing the publisher 30 days before you are releasing it ("Notice of Intention to Obtain a Compulsory License for Making and Distributing Phonorecords").


How long is the track? As the royalty fees will vary.

Which country to you intend to sell this record?

The original record is published in which country?


Please can you explain exactly what you have done and i can help you accordingly.

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Cover questions are covered at SUISA's website here.
Thank you the site is comprehensive and answered most the questions that I had and some that I didn’t even think of but I didn’t find a clear answer to "do I have to get permission before I copyright the new work- as I would like to copyright the new arrangement and then ask for permission to publish".

Anyway, I sent them the question and am waiting for their answer.

Thanks again.
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Thank you for your answer. I’ve changed the wordings of an old song to completely change the meaning, I would like to legally protect it and then ask the original owners of the music for permission to use it commercially. Is that the right way of doing it or do I need to ask their permission beforehand?

Thank you for your help, as I’m useless at all this stuff, it took me a million years to even figure out who the owners of the music are

I'll check the site maybe the answers are there
Copyright is automatic under the Berne Convention. As soon as you create your new lyrics, they are your copyright - there is no need to apply. (Of the major countries, only in the USA can one apply for copyright, and that is optional nowadays).

However, if your new lyrics reproduce the originals to a substantial extent, you may be in danger of infringing the copyright of the author. And of course there's the question of the melody (which may not have the same author (à la Gilbert (words) and Sullivan (music)). Copyright lasts throughout the life of the author and expires on the last day of the 70th year from his/her death. So, did your author die in the 1930s? Then you're clear. If not, you need permission from the holder of the copyright (generally either the author's estate or a music publishing company)
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Re: Copyrights

When it comes to recording reading Swiss books for online personal projects, would it be considered as abiding by the law if I just mention in them the title, author and publisher without asking their permission?
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When it comes to recording reading Swiss books for online personal projects, would it be considered as abiding by the law if I just mention in them the title, author and publisher without asking their permission?

Probably not. What is recording reading ?
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Probably not. What is recording reading ?
It means: voice recording of reading books.
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Re: Copyrights

In case of reading and recording a book you are using a work. There is no issues if do this privately or in school settings.
Means you could read and record the book for your sister so that she can listen to it when ever she wants. You could also do a non recorded reading for your friends.

But as soon as this goes beyond the privat or school realm you would need prior authorization from who ever owns the copyrights.
https://www.ige.ch/en/protecting-you...ng-a-work.html


Although there is the ProLiteris which is the collective rights management body for books it does not cover the creation of audio books. Only readings in Radio and TV https://prolitteris.ch/was-tun-wir/s...-radio-und-tv/
Means you have to ask author, publishing company directly and negotiate the terms and cost.

Note: Audio books for blind people have special exemptions. But this only applies for distribution in Switzerland.
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