How to Copyright and Deposit a Website ?


How to Copyright and Deposit a Website ?


An internet site, whether for e-commerce or a personal website, a blog, a portal, or a web or mobile application, contains a number of protectable elements:

· The name of your site as well as the registration establishing you as the owner;

  • The site’s logo;

· The graphical elements of the site;

· The conceptual structure and organization, including those elements that illustrate the development of concepts within your site’s pages

· The textual and visual aspects of each page;

· The databases, including those containing valuable data about your site's users.

In order to properly protect a website, it is necessary to register and deposit in its entirety. To do that, webmasters may prepare their site for deposit through one of several methods:

· Through the use of software, such as FTP software, to back up the site and store it in a compressed file;

· Through the upload and deposit of their databases (e.g., gzip export from MySQL Admin)

· Through screenshots of their primary pages, using JPEG, TIFF or a similar image format.

Once the site is prepared, they should make a copyright deposit, but to ensure proper protection, it will be necessary to make a new deposit each time there is a significant update.

A simple upload of files must be made within the site’s limits, which means the file must be less than 7 MB. The deposit allows the depositor to save the data and to date and time stamp it, to prove the creation of the copyrighted work. Deposit allows for easy protection of copyright and to ensure that the website is stored.