Protecting a software or a source code from copy by getting a copyright

11/12/2018   

In recent years, it has become possible for virtually everyone to create a piece of software, whether it is an app for a smartphone or tablet, a game for a console or a web-based browser extension or any number of other creations. With the proliferation of devices that depend on downloaded software to work, the protection of these creations has become more crucial than ever. Being the first to market with an app or software program has never been more important. You alone should be allowed to make money from the software you created from scratch. Copyright is protected in the Constitution for a reason; it is the key to protecting creative works of all kinds, including things the Founders couldn't have imagined that long ago.

Copyright is the only sure way to protect your software creation. Technically speaking, under current copyright law, you automatically obtain a copyright when you write a piece of software, but practically speaking, having a copyright and proving it when you have to are two different concepts. If you go to court to protect yourself, you will have to be able to prove that you own it and also that you were the first one to write it.  This is why CopyrightWeb.com exists. By registering your software and depositing it with our system, you ensure that everyone knows it belongs to you and you alone.

We Can Protect Your Software or your Source code from copy

In the United States, copyright law protects your software and every aspect of its creation, including all images and design elements. Legally speaking, everyone who creates something unique has a copyright automatically, but if someone copies your software or otherwise challenges your ownership rights, you will need proof of copyright. By making a copyright deposit through CopyrightWeb.com, the protection starts immediately. A copyright deposit serves as your official witness of your right to your creation or design.
 
In the United States, copyright protection is valid for life. When you make a copyright deposit of your software, it cannot be altered, which means there will always be a pristine copy of your software, archived with officers who are obliged to retain all documents deposited in a way that makes your copyright ownership incontestable, even though it is easily retrievable by the copyright holder at any time they need to establish their ownership rights.  Once you have established copyright with a registration and deposit through CopyrightWeb.com, you will always have the ability to actively protect your software from infringement by third parties. 

The protection we offer is also very comprehensive. When you make a copyright deposit in the United States, that provides copyright protection that is valid in all 171 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention. That means your software can’t be copied in most of the world. International protection comes standard with every copyright deposit.