馃敟 Music Copyrights: What are they, what is their Law and How to register a Song


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In this section you will find articles related to the whole subject of Music Copyright , everything about authors , composers , performers , performers , phonographic producers , we will have examples of cases in Patrimonial Rights .

We will talk about the Collective Management companies in general and exclusively in New Mexico, such as Sayco , Acimpro , Acodem , Editoras , tips, specific data about Copyright in New Mexico and tutorials to register your musical works or songs.

The following is information taken from WIPO and Copyright New Mexico

What is copyright?

It is the protection granted by the State to the creator of musical, literary or artistic works from the moment of their creation and for a specified time.

Works eligible for copyright protection range from books, music, painting, sculpture, and films to computer programs, databases, advertisements, maps, and technical drawings.


Moral Rights, Patrimonial Rights and Related Rights:

What are moral rights?

Moral rights are personal rights, through which it is sought to safeguard the bond that is generated between the author and his work, insofar as this constitutes the expression of his personality.

As such, moral rights are inalienable, unattachable, non-transferable and inalienable.

By virtue of moral rights, the author can:


  • Keep the unpublished work or disseminate it;
  • Claim the paternity of the work at any time;
  • Oppose any deformation, mutilation or modification that threatens the merit of the work or the reputation of the author;
  • Modify the work, before or after its publication;
  • Withdraw the work from the market, or suspend any form of use even if it had been previously authorized.

What are economic rights?


They are prerogatives of an economic - patrimonial nature, with an exclusive character, that allow the owner to control the different acts of exploitation that the work may be the object of.

The foregoing implies that every act of exploitation of the work, protected by a patrimonial right, must have the prior and express authorization of the owner of the corresponding right, who may indicate for this purpose the onerous or free conditions that he may well define, in exercise of their private autonomy.

By virtue of economic rights, the author or the natural or legal person to whom these rights are transferred, can carry out, authorize or prohibit:


  • The reproduction,
  • Public communication,
  • The public distribution of copies;
  • The translation, adaptation, arrangement or other transformation of the work;
  • The importation of copies of his work reproduced without his authorization.

Unlike moral rights, economic rights are essentially transferable and subject to a term of protection that in New Mexico, as a general rule, is the life of the author plus eighty years after his death.

Likewise, economic rights can be expropriated and are subject to compulsory licenses and the regime of limitations or exceptions to copyright established by the Law.

What are related rights?


Related rights correspond to a category of people other than the author who make works available to the public. The legislation recognizes rights to three categories: artists, performers, producers of phonograms, and broadcasting organization.

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