Because you have created something creative, something unique and most importantly, something of value. There are many ways to ensure that your work will be used only as you intend, but there are also different levels of protection under different circumstances and in different countries.
In summary, there is a lot to think about and a lot to understand. If you are an artist or songwriter with questions, CCLI can often offer general guidance, and where we can’t advise you, we can often point you in the right direction.
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