My music isn't copyrighted because the songs she or he had stolen weren't ready. They were mostly snippets/rough versions I posted for a community of artists like myself. I didn't think someone out of the thousands of people on this community that I consider family would blatantly steal my music and distribute it through every music service provider. I had reached out to the person myself, hoping they would comply and take it all down - which they didn't do. I had to file a DMCA claim to every single distribution service which then my music was taken down. However, I wanted to know how much damage was actually done. I asked for a request of the royalties from a distribution service. They had said $15. I thought, "It could have been a lot worse." So I let the distribution service keep it since it's not worth it for only $15. iTunes finally got back to me after a month and a little over $40 she or he had stolen from me. Now, that is something I feel very angry about. I asked him or her to donate the $40 to the American Cancer Soc., but no reply. I can only contact them through Twitter. And Twitter would give my address and number out to them if I report their account.
You should consult with an intellectual property lawyer for your options.
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Interesting question. However, the law to which your question pertains is a very specialized area called intellectual property law. Seek a consult with one and you will be well-rewarded.
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