Protect your idea from copy and getting your copyright

11/12/2018   

Before you can come up with a project, design something or write a book or screenplay, that process usually starts with an idea. If you have a great idea, especially one that could make you a lot of money, someone else will want to copy that idea, as a shortcut for doing the work. As long as your idea is very finely detailed, very creative and unique, you can protect that idea with a copyright.

A copyright will certify your idea as yours and yours alone and it will set a specific date for its creation, both of which will be necessary to prove when it comes time to defend it against infringement. Technically, you have a copyright as soon as you create your idea, but if anyone was to challenge that or attempt to infringe on your rights, you will have to be able to prove first rights of ownership. Among the easiest and most effective ways to  is to register your design and deposit it in a secure environment, like the one we provide at CopyrightWeb.com. Having a copyright is a sure way to protect any idea, whether it's for an article of clothing, a new gadget or machine or a method for making an existing product better.

How CopyrightWeb.com Protects Your Idea ?

Again, you will have to make sure your idea is extremely detailed. One line or one paragraph stating an idea in very general terms probably can't be copyrighted. However, if you create a long narrative explaining all aspects of your idea, your can claim copyright on it and protect your idea as a whole and most of the elements of it. By registering your idea, you will establish to everyone that it belongs to you and only you.  By making a copyright deposit of your idea, you create a record of ownership and a date certain when your copyright commences. A copyright deposit establishes priority and serves as incontestable proof of copyright. Your copyright deposit serves as your official witness of your right to your idea.

In the United States, copyright protection is valid for life. When you make a copyright deposit of your idea, it is archived with people who are under a legal obligation to provide a retention protocol for all deposited designs and other documents in a way that makes your copyright ownership incontestable. What's more, your design will be easily retrievable by you, the copyright holder at any time you need to establish your ownership rights. You will always be able to prove your rights at a moment's notice. Not only that, but when you complete a copyright registration and deposit of your idea through CopyrightWeb.com, that protection is valid in all 171 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention. That international protection comes standard.