The Copyrights

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The Copyrights
The Copyrights 2.JPG
In Chicago 2013
Background information
Origin Carbondale, Illinois, United States
Genres Punk rock, pop punk
Years active 2002-present
Labels Red Scare Industries, Insubordination Records
Members Brett Hunter
Jeff Funburg
Adam Fletcher
Luke McNeill
Past members Ken Clifford
Nick O'Neal
Justin Telephone

The Copyrights are a pop punk band from Carbondale, Illinois made up of Brett Hunter (vocals, guitar) Jeff Funburg (vocals, guitar), Adam Fletcher (vocals, bass), and Luke McNeill (drums). They are currently signed to Red Scare Industries.


The Copyrights were formed in 2002 in Carbondale, Illinois. Drummer Luke McNeill said that at the time Carbondale had a lot of Indie rock bands with "a lot of pretentiousness", and no good punk bands.[1]

In 2003 they released their first album, We Didn't Come Here to Die, which was produced by Mass Giorgini.[2] Their next album, Mutiny Pop, was released in 2006. Make Sound and Learn the Hard Way followed in 2007 and 2008 respectively. In support of Learn the Hard Way, they embarked on a country-wide tour supporting Kepi Ghoulie.[3]

Their most recent album, Report, was released August 26th, 2014 on Red Scare Industries.


Studio albums[edit]



  • Handclaps & Bottlecaps (acoustic split with Zatopeks) (2006) (It's Alive Records)
  • The Methadones/The Copyrights Split (2008) (Transparent)
  • Songs About Fucking Up (2009) (split 7" with The Dopamines) (It's Alive Records)
  • The Copyrights/The Brokedowns split 7" (2009) (No Idea Records)
  • The Copyrights/Grey Area/The Reveling//Luther split 7" (2011) (Black Numbers Records)


  • Shit's Fucked (2013) (It's Alive Records) (collects singles & compilation tracks from 2004-2010)