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#969758 - 07/27/12 09:28 PM Smash Copyright Co. - Anyone familiar with?  
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Hello folks,

THis company claims to be the online leading copyright service. As a third party, they provide you with a time stamped certificate immediately upon upload of songs. Their claim is the copyright office doesn't really copyright your song they register it as do they. Unlimited uploads for $99 or 20 uploads for $69. Like the concept but cant find any feed back online. They are a division of [b]Smash Song.com [/b]a licensing company, not sure if there is conflict of interest but would appreciate any feedback on legitimacy of or advice before using. Thanks in advance.

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#969762 - 07/27/12 09:54 PM Re: Smash Copyright Co. - Anyone familiar with? [Re: JDMELODY]  
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Totally unnecessary. Do it yourself with form ECO at the copyright office on line. Up to 50 songs for $35.


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#970172 - 07/30/12 08:19 PM Re: Smash Copyright Co. - Anyone familiar with? [Re: Colin Ward]  
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Can't beat that, much obliged Colin, I will check it out.

#970215 - 07/31/12 01:39 AM Re: Smash Copyright Co. - Anyone familiar with? [Re: JDMELODY]  
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I agree, that service, as described, is worthless and preys on ignorance. Smart of you to ask for more advice.

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#975327 - 09/05/12 05:20 AM Re: Smash Copyright Co. - Anyone familiar with? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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I have used myfreecopyright.com in the past.Has anyone heard of that site?

#976706 - 09/16/12 10:22 PM Re: Smash Copyright Co. - Anyone familiar with? [Re: original1968]  
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Nope. Tell us what they are offering and we'll tell you if it makes any sense or is of useful value to the general population of songwriters.

By the way, your Copyright is a right and is thus free. You don't need any company to be involved to have one. Anyone inserting themselves into something already free is a scam if they want money. All you need to do is fix it to a tangible medium. Good bookkeeping on your part is useful (when you wrote it, previous revisions, any live performances with dates, locations and some audience names is a solid portfolio of info you can keep yourself as you write for many purposes later. Registering with the Government (the only OTHER thing to consider) does not give you the copyright you already have, it simply allows for different options and legal abilities in collecting damages for example. Always a good idea to use them if you have an album finished or are playing live regularly.

Keep your money in your pocket.

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#979590 - 10/09/12 09:46 PM Re: Smash Copyright Co. - Anyone familiar with? [Re: Brian Austin Whitney]  
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Online companies have big dreams, but that's about it. Don't give anyone money.


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