If I were to mail myself a copy of a song that I have written, will the dated post mark on it serve as a copyright?

Asked on March 8, 2015 under Business Law, Pennsylvania


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Copyright comes into being when you create an origianl work. Mailing it to your self does not create the copyright--that came into being when you wrote the song--but can serve as evidence of when you created it, and the fact that you created it, both of which can be valuable.

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