Originally Posted by makinao
No problem Pollyanna. I know how you feel.
But while authorship and copyright may intersect, they are not the same thing. Authorship is established at the moment of creation, and cannot be taken away. But copyright can be given away, sold, assigned, inherited, etc. In popular music, authorship should be negotiated as early as possible in the process to avoid claims such as this.
Thanks Makinao. Just wondering, if the person/s who created the music sells their copyright, what rights does authorship give them? I'm guessing just reputation and bragging rights ...