Thank you, good points!cosmicdolphin wrote: ↑Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:03 amIt would still be every bit as easy for someone to steal it even if it was registered..makes no difference.
Even if your work was so top notch someone had to steal it , It would be difficult to pass someone else's work off as your own to a Library. . ".Dear Comnposer...we love the new track you submitted but can you just change the synth in the middle 8 to a Marimba we think it would work much better and can you half the length of the intro whilst making the ending more dynamic ".....not really going to happen is it.
I should have been more clear in my post-in this case. i was defining the stealing not by another composer, but by the library (for instance) making $$$ from it, and then not paying.
I work with a couple of different libraries in LA, and the first thing they do once they've listened to the music and decided that they would like to add the track is to check rights holders, ostensibly to make sure that I didn't steal it myself. they go to ASCAP Ace in my case, and confirm that I have registered it there, and have something to show ownership on my part.
what would be another way I could prove that I own the intellectual property in that case?
are they the exceptions, rather than the rule?