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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 MCPS Mechanical Copyright Protection Society They can issue copies to the public(eg. the sale of CDs in shops) They have the right to copy the music (eg. creating downloads) 1. 2. THREE RULES FROM REGULATORY BODY 3. They can rent or lend the work to the public(eg. renting CDs) When joining as an MCPS member, they act as an agent for you. In the UK, copyright generally lasts for 70 years from the end of the calendar year in which the creator dies. How long does copyright last for? MCPS licenses music reproduction rights and pays reproduction royalties What are the consequences of not adheringto the regulators rules and codes of practice? The staff of the body will write to the member formally notifying them of thebreach The member will be invited to provide a written reponse within 30 days If the member refuses to cooperate, the staff prepare a formal caseand give it to the PRS or MCPS Board Mechanical Royalties is money paid to songwriters and artists when music is licensed (eg. CDs)or when streamed (eg. Spotify) The Board may then giveanother warning, give a fine or terminate the membership YOU MAY WANT TO JOIN IF YOUR MUSIC IS: Commercially released by a record company Recorded in a radio or TV show Used online When you are the copyright owner, you own all the rights of how the music can be distributed and played It collects royalties on their behalf whenever their music is reproduced for products such as CDs and digital downloads It represents songwriters, composers and music publishers Regulates the music industry Sits under PRSfor Music brand 1. 2. 3. 4.
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