What does copyright protect?

Ideas, facts, and processes are not subject to copyright. Names and titles, for example, are not, by themselves, subject to copyright.

Head’s up:

  • When someone writes a song they create a musical composition, which is a copyrighted work. When somebody records themselves performing that composition they create a sound recording, which is another copyrighted work.
  • Including the sound recording in your video requires permission from both copyright holders. Creating a new performance of the composition requires permission from the copyright holder of the composition.