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Asked on: 10/29/07, 2:48 pm

Two authors of a song (words and music)/ copyrights

My friend and I have co-written a song (music and words). We obtained a copyright registration using form PA. Other than the copyright, we have no other written agreement or contract. We are both listed as authors of this song.

If someone wanted permission to use this song, would that person need both authors' permission, or is the permission of one author enough?

What if I, as one of the authors, would like to use the song on my own, as a solo performer... does my co-author have a legal say in how I chose to use this song?

Since I am co-author, do I need his permission before I use the song?

The co-author is saying that he will not allow me or anyone to ever use that song. Since I am co-owner, does he have that right?

Since we are both owners of the song, can't we both use the song as we please?

Thank you.

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