September 27, 2004 at 10:04 pm #61154
Shootin BricksParticipantSeptember 27, 2004 at 10:25 pm #61158
LGMParticipantSeptember 27, 2004 at 11:05 pm #61169
jcdudeParticipantSeptember 28, 2004 at 4:24 am #61216
TimParticipantSeptember 28, 2004 at 9:31 pm #61303
Acording to the MCPS/PRS (who I spoke to today regarding this) I dont need to licence any work yet, I will just own copyright on any music I write. If it gets broadcast on TV radio etc or shown in a cinema more than once, then I have to become a PRS member to sort out royalties ect.
If any one has any other advise about this i’d be greatfull as im not a wise man. I just like to make tunes, and one day, get paid lots of money for it! 😆
Keep dreaming! ❗September 29, 2004 at 5:23 am #61357
“chazmanda” wrote: Acording to the MCPS/PRS (who I spoke to today regarding this) I dont need to licence any work yet, I will just own copyright on any music I write. If it gets broadcast on TV radio etc or shown in a cinema more than once, then I have to become a PRS member to sort out royalties ect.
You are correct that you will automatically own the copyright on anything you create (assuming you live in a Berne Treaty signatory country). However, in order for us to be allowed to legally use your copyrighted music we must have some sort of license or agreement from you allowing us to do that. Preferrably this should spell out exactly what we are and are not allowed to use it for (i.e. non-commercial use only, no TV broadcasts, web distribution is okay, etc.). I mentioned Creative Commons before, they have several licenses and one of them may be what you’re looking for. Please be aware that since you are the copyright holder you can dual (or more) license your work, for example you can allow your music to be used royalty free for non-commercial purposes, but make people pay if they wish to use it in a comercial project.
I’m not sure who the MCPS/PRS are so I can’t help you there. It is doubtful that any brickfilms will be shown in a cinema (unless LEGO conventions count) or be broadcast on TV, although this has happended (this recent post is about someone who’s work will be on a local cable channel). If you are interested in collecting royalties on your music it would probably be worthwhile to contact a copyright lawyer in your respective country.
IANALBIPOOTI (a cookie for whoever figures out what this means first :wink )September 29, 2004 at 3:02 pm #61403
chazmanda, if you’re really good at composing music, you could help me and Smiling Minifig for some of our big projects and stuff!
EDIT: Bumpy Bump. Sorry chazmanda, but I just got some music editing software for Christmas which could be useful too. However, I might contact you if anything is in plan.December 28, 2004 at 1:24 am #77257
LechnologyParticipantDecember 28, 2004 at 9:41 pm #77349
David WestParticipantDecember 28, 2004 at 10:04 pm #77352
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