Here's the story... my girlfriend and I were both in a band (her the singer and me one of the guitarists) a while back, and at first I quit (since the other members of the band turned out to be a bunch of complete ********, including a "friend" of mine of almost 15 years), but she stayed on. Then she ended up quitting a little while later, when she realized I was right about the rest of the members. The band has since gotten a new singer and changed the name. They are currently in the studio recording a new cd, and from what I hear through the grapevine (since neither her or I speak to any of the members any longer), they are using the old songs. Now, she is the one who wrote all the lyrics, and I just want to be prepared if they release a cd using lyrics that she had written without getting her permission to do so. And the way things ended up with her and the band, they won't be asking for permission.
So basically I just want to talk to a lawyer or something to get an idea of what can be done if it comes to that. The previous and has a cd that hasn't come out, but is still supposed to be out in a little bit, that gives her credit for writing all the lyrics, I believe. But I'm trying to find out if they use her lyrics, even if they give her credit, if they use them without permission is there anything that can be done. I don't even know 100% if they are using them or not, I'm just trying to get prepared, since they claim the new cd will be out in October.