I gave my idea for a really good song for a band to a bandleader. He wrote it down and he did not give me any credit for it. I thought anything I create will be automatically copyright. Is he right?

For copyright of a song to take place you would have had to materially express it – to write it out in full. You cannot copyright an abstract idea. Only when the idea, something you create, is expressly stated on paper and you put your name as the author of it and put a ‘c’ inside a circle will the song get copyright protection.


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