Copyright Guide

12/12/2018   

When should an author copyright his work?

Based on common legal practice, there are two key at which it is critical to file one’s designs for copyright protection:

a. As soon as possible after creation, so as to obtain proof of copyright as soon as possible. That way, the copyright protection starts immediately.

b. Before the work is released publicly. Once your creation is public, anyone could copy your work and, without deposit and proof of copyright, it will be far more difficult to claim prior copyright protection.

It is advisable to make a deposit and protect one’s creations at the time of creation of your creations, without delay. Protection requires some effort, but it is worth it in the long run.

What legal protection is afforded a deposit on copyright.us.com?

Online Copyright Deposit provides you with a date certain for the creation, design, legal document, website, text, graphic, project, so as to prove the prior art and argue for the copyright, as the official author. The deposit serves as proof of Intellectual Property ownership and establishes a date certain.

This protects your work by proving its existence. The deposit means the existence of creation is recognized in all of the 171 countries who are signatories to the Berne Convention, convention. (Complete list here)

The deposit means your copyright is valid in nearly all countries with which you interact, which makes it easy to claim your right of Copyright .

What action should be considered when plagiarism is discovered?

Which actions to consider will depends on the nature of creation that has been copied, the identity and quality (natural or legal person) of the infringer, and the means used to make the copy, such as networks, shops, web publications, magazines, etc.

In all cases, in addition to establishing your copyright, it will be necessary to establish and ascertain the details of the offense, to collect physical evidence of copying and distribution and you will have to prove damages, such as lower sales, complaints from customers, mails received after sales service, complaints related to these copies on the market, etc.

The use of a solicitor, attorney, or other legal counsel in intellectual property is always necessary to successfully protect your copyright and to deter others through court decisions or by letting others know you aggressively protect your copyright, and your right to gain the benefit of your creative work.