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Why Getting Copyright is Important?

Did You Know?

As per the US and Indian copyright law, "Your work is under copyright protection the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device"?

Where is your Copyright Registered?

Getting copyright registered in a country can protect your work from getting copied in that country, but, how do you prevent your work from being stolen internationally?

Is there an International Copyright?

How do you ensure that you get your due recognition and benefits of being the originator of the work being reused by someone else with your permission internationally?

You put in months of efforts, even years to create a unique masterpiece that you take pride in, and now imagine while it releases and you are very near to finally make it a success, you discover that it has been copied by another person from another country. 

 

We can only imagine the wealth and success of creators like J.K. Rowling and George Lucas. What if they had not protected their work by holding on to all the subsidiary rights associated with their characters and stories.

Rights are important, right?

Copyright is designed primarily to protect an artist against specific uncredited usage of his or her work e.g., reproducing the work in any other material form, publishing or filming it, or making an adaptation.

The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Work

The Berne Convention can answer all the above questions comes as it deals with the protection of work and the rights of the authors registered with it in more than 177 participating countries. It provides creators with the means to control how their work are used, by whom, and on what terms and protects the value of an author's work by giving the originator of the work the ability to protect it from unlicensed usage. 

 

As per the basic founding principles of the Berne Convention that include provisions to determine the minimum protection that must be granted to the authors, work originating in one of the participating countries must be given the same protection in each of the other countries. Also, protection must not be conditional upon compliance and should come under the clause of automatic protection.

How to Get the Berne Convention Copyright Registered?

Registering your work with the Berne Convention gives you greater power to litigate and collect damages should someone steal your work at an International level. Ask any serious creator or any artist about rights, and they're likely to tell you that rights are as important as money because whoever owns the rights also controls when a work can be used and distributed and the financial associated with its usage.

How does this work?

It is a simple process wherein we'll ask you share some basic details and once the payment is done, invoice will be raised. We'll then prepare the documents and send you for signature and approval so that they can be submitted to the Copyright registry. After a week or so, we'll send you a diary number which is the legal document for your copyright application. Usually, it takes a minimum of 4 to 5 months for the Copyright to be Registered. 

Pricing: 100USD per Work

NOTE - The content copyright mentioned here is for International Copyright with Berne Convention via one of their member States. The current copyright that you are holding is/ maybe restricted to your own country only.

Amount includes registration process only (inclusive of all taxes) and not for further alterations or edits.

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