As a disclaimer, Hip Hop Unplugged encourages all artists to
protect their music before uploading on our site. We are in the
business of helping our members reach their career goals by
providing them with exposure. Please understand that our website is
open to an international audience that consists of music fans,
record executives, artists and many more. Your music will be heard,
your videos will be seen. We are NOT responsible in anyway for
potential infringement on your intellectual properties.
Copyright infringement occurs when a protected work has been copied
without authorization. Keep in mind that the copied work need not
be identical to the original to infringe a copyright! The legal
test of infringement is "substantial similarity" - whether an
ordinary observer would recognize the work as having been copied in
whole or in part from the earlier one.
However, in order to take legal action against an act of
infringement your copyright must be registered with the U.S.
Copyright Office. If you don't register your copyright and someone
else claims the work as their own, you will have to somehow prove
that it is actually yours. Registration avoids this burden of
Here is a list of websites we recommend you check out to learn more
about protecting your work and how to do it the right way.
U.S Copyright Office