4 Things Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Legally Using Christmas Songs in Business

Filing for a copyright means authors of “original works of authorship” receive a form of protection. Your original works are now available on public record. In nearly every country, works protected include literary works (books and letters), motion picture and audiovisual works (movies and TV programs), architectural works, dramatic works (plays and operas), graphic arts (photographs and sculptures), and musical works. According to copyright law, small businesses that want to use music in business must use music already in the public domain or pay to use it. Here’s what you need to know about both options.

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