Initial reports on TMZ said he had not copyrighted his song but now he and Pinky claim he did.
What can be copyrighted is the particular literary form in which those ingredients and techniques are described.
The copyrighted material may seem to be "free," but the price of getting it illegally can be quite expensive.
The legal protection given to published works, forbidding anyone but the author from publishing or selling them. An author can transfer the copyright to another person or corporation, such as a publishing company.
Note: The symbol for copyright is ©rt;.
A grant of an exclusive right to produce or sell a book, motion picture, work of art, musical composition, software, or similar product during a specified period of time.