U.S. Copyright Certificate
Why Copyright registration?
Registration of your copyright extends your ability to protect your work. It is a reliable way to enhance the protection of your rights whether you are book writer, designer, software developer, musician or different type of creative professional. Some of the main advantages of copyright registration are:
Why register with us?
Every original work is something that deserves its attention and individual care. We understand this and therefore we handle each case and each work as something unique. Registering your copyright with us has many benefits.
There are two main types of rights – moral rights and economic rights.
Moral rights can include right to claim authorship of a work and right to defend yourself against unauthorized changes to your work which can harm your reputation as author of the work.
Economic rights allow you to authorize or prohibit use of your work in various ways such as reproduction, translation, publishment, broadcast or adaptation of the work. There are many other rights or adjacent rights.
There are various ways of monetizing your work protected by copyright. If you are author of work, for instance article or book writer, designer, illustrator, game developer you probably already know the value of your creations. This value is heavy connected to your copyright to these creations. And thus if you do not protect your work properly, you can loose money gain or in worse scenario also authorship.
Some general options used to make money with your work protected by copyright is to sell this work or to license it. The exact way of making money depends on the type of work as there are certainly different options of monetization if we are speaking of video game or e-book.
Most countries do not have strict form required for copyright notice, but most common copyright notice form are for example Copyright © 2020 Ann John or Copyright © 2020 Ann John. All rights reserved.
The example of the exclusive license is that licensor (author) is giving a consent to licensee (publisher) to exclusively publish his book a certain territory. France, for instance. Author is then prohibited to give a license to someone else for the duration of this contract. Exclusive license is mostly the more rewarding one for the author also for the publisher.
On the other hand the non-exclusive license means that the author is not giving the exclusive right to publish his book to the publisher, so he can also give this license to someone third. That leaves a space for more publishers at the same market.
Whether you are illustrator, sculptor, interior design artist or any other type of artist your work is based on your intellectual property – your ideas converted into something tangible, something with added value. Therefore you need to protect this value as the people will buy your products or your services thanks to this added value. The minimum you can do to protect your intangible assets is to trademark your business name or logo which is recognizable by your clients. However, the comprehensive answer would depend on many factors such as type of art you create and your market scope.
Yes, some aspects of your product design can enjoy the copyright protection such as pictures. However, the design itself is not protected by copyright in most countries of the world. There is a special legal instrument called registered design or industrial design (depending on country of interest) which protects the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of the product. We can also help you with design registration. Feel free to contact us anytime regarding this.
Yes, the copyright automatically arises once your create your video. It extends to all parts originaly created by you, as its author. You do not have to even upload video or put copyright symbol attached to your name under it. However, bear in mind that copyright does not guarantee you „all-in-one“ legal protection. You should also bear in mind that your brand should be protected by a trademark and your product design can be protected as a registered design.