Form of Notice for Sound Recordings

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

The copyright notice for phonorecords of sound recordings should contain the following three elements:

  1. the symbol (P) (the letter P in a circle);
  2. the year of first publication of the sound recording; and
  3. the name of the owner of copyright in the sound recording, or an abbreviation by which the name can be recognized, or a generally known alternative designation of the owner. If the producer of the sound recording is named on the phonorecord labels or containers, and if no other name appears in conjunction with the notice, the producer's name shall be considered a part of the notice.

Example: (P)2001 A.B.C., Inc.

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