I copyrighted a collection of songs and I want to remove a song that has become damaging in a personal relationship. I contacted the copyright office and was told I would need a court order to remove the song since my reasons for wanting to remove the song were not related to fees or copyright infringement. I want to know if there is any other possible remedy for removing the song from the copyrighted collection of songs.
Register a new collection without the song you want excluded.
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Just because a song is registered as a copyright, you do not have to use it as part of the compilation for performance and other purposes. Based upon your reasons, there is no means to remove it from a registration.
Once you wrote the song it was copyrighted. Removing it from the collection will not change that. Simply stop performing or selling the sold and move forward.
It might be possible to do this in a constructive manner by filing a new copy right on the desired songs and disclaiming all right in the one song you wish to exclude
I think we need more information as to why you want to "remove" the song from the copyrighted collection. If you want it removed because you are not the author of the song, that is one thing that might be addressed with the copyright office. If you want it removed because it bring you or someone else bad memories, unfortunately, copyright has nothing to do with that. It you wrote it, and don't want to play it or think about it, then don't. Lawyers cannot help with erasing bad memories.
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