Copyright Resources

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries."
(U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 8)
The Founding Fathers of our nation desired to ensure and promote our societal progress by creating incentives and reasons for us to be a creative people. No one of us can doubt the soundness of this motivation. This desire has resulted in the creation of the U.S. Copyright Laws as we know them.

Bands of America, Inc. is committed to full compliance with the copyright laws of the United States.

The following pages are provided for your reference. While we believe the information is accurate, we provide no guarantee or warranty concerning these materials or the interpretation or applicability of the laws to your situation. Copyright Compliance is the responsibility of the user of the creative works of others.

BOA participants and others are welcome to use the resources provided in this site. We also wish to make you aware of and invite you to use the Copyright Service offered by BOA. Through this service, we will seek "Permission to Arrange" on your behalf. For more information, see the following pages or contact us at 800.848.2263.

Bands of America requires all enrolled bands to comply with copyright laws in regards to performance and/or arrangement of copyrighted music, visual images and other materials, as well as the use of copyrighted audio or spoken text, and the display of copyrighted words and images.

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Print Right Holder databases

Copyright Guide

Requirements for Participants

• For those who say "I know I need to obtain 'Permission to Arrange,' but I just don't have the time to take care of it myself, BOA's Copyright Service. can help.

"The Copyright Monster & Music Educators: We CAN All Co-Exist" by Ted Piechocinski, J.D.

Helpful Links

Downloads (PDF format)

Regional & Grand National Championship Copyright Report Form

Request for Permission To Arrange Form

BOA's Copyright Permission Service Form