Hey, With the recent discussion about the Satriani/Coldplay songs I started to think about the copyright thing. I have been writing songs for sometime, and I have a somewhat nice equipment and knowledge, so I am capable of recording all the instruments by myself and home, but I have always been very protective of my songs, and even after I make the "sending to yourself" thing, I don't let anyone listen to my songs, and I don't put it on the web or anything like that, I still fear that somebody may steal it. But this recent discussion got me thinking. If even Joe Satriani, who is a quite well known musician and composer (specially when compared to me), who has everything properly registered and legal, has issues about copyright, with people winning grammies with the song that they stole from him (I am assuming that they did steal the song, this is not the point here, I could have used another example), who am I? I mean, even if I make things as "safe" as possible, it is still possible to be stolen. So I think I could worry a bit less and let people hear my songs and make them more widely avaliable. Also, after all, it is better to make some good with your song to somebody and win zero money than to keep it to yourself and win zero money. Any thought or advice is welcome.