Do you know how to protect your musical creativity? Take the quiz. To find out more visit www.mbiedc.org and select IP For Innovation.

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* 1. Protecting your music is a Constitutional right.

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* 2. If music is on the Internet you can use it without permission.

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* 3. You need to hire a lawyer to register your copyright with the U.S Copyright Office.

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* 4. If the composer is dead, you can use his or her music.

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* 5. You can use music from another country without permission.

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* 6. You can be sued for using another's music without permission.

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* 7. Winning a lawsuit to protect your music is more likely if you registered your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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* 8. When you sign a music, performance, or employment agreement, you could be giving up rights and will have to hire a lawyer if you ever want to get them back.

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* 9. For the year 1978 and later, your copyright lasts for your entire life plus 70 years; then it enters the public domain.

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* 10. The music composer, author of the lyrics, record label, and publisher can each have separate ownership of the same song.

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* 11. What is your zip code?

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* 12. Have you ever published your work?

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* 13. What is your musical creative talent?

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* 14. Do you have any comments or questions?

IP For All does not provide legal advice. Please consult with an attorney for legal advice and representation. Following completion, please visit http://www.mbiedc.org and click on Quiz Answers to find answers. More information is at IP For Innovation.

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