Copyright means that it is illegal to copy it and is what people use to stop people LEGALLY using it as their own. Basically you go to a patent office and they give you a slip which disallows anyone to copy it and then you put at the bottom of your work Copyright [date]. Get me?
The copyright thing is even more wider. You musn't go to a patent office to get a copyright. For all what your are doing yourself - composing, writing, etc. - YOU have the copyright.
If there is any producting or commercial thought behind, a stricter and more complicated way of copyright exists.
About notes of composers in general: they must be dead for 70 years, then it is free for public.
And about legal and illegal actions in the net: Every country has different laws to this matter, and it depends where the site is hosted and what nationality you are.
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