Protect My Work is a UK based user-friendly and affordable solution
to protect against copyright theft of anything creative, whether you want
to copyright protect songs, music, graphic designs or even a whole website.
Creatives can register their work at any development stage e.g before pitching
the idea, emailing the demo/prototype to a client or publishing to the
Using our simple email
we record details such as the sender, receiver, the time and date the work
was submitted ensuring that all work is logged and credited to its rightful
owner while backing up and securing all data. All you have to do is attach
the work to an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It couldn't be quicker or simpler.
Once an author has submitted their work, the date of submission cannot
be altered and is therefore an extremely reliable source to prove the originality
work. Work submitted to Protect My Work is NEVER opened or looked at. Our
automated system receives the work and stores it on our secure servers.
By subscribing to
our site, you will be entitled to use our logo on your work. This is designed
to warn off potential copyright thieves and is a very effective
deterrent from copyright infringement . Your work has
been witnessed by us and you are sending a clear message that you are
serious about pro-actively
protecting your legal rights.
We are proud to say we have been providing an effective copyright deterrent
for our customers since 2004.
With the worldwide use of the websites giving people access to everything
from photos to music to designs, it is not surprising that copyright
breaches are becoming more widespread. In response to these violations, some
lawyers have suggested a “simple” solution to protecting your
work and propose that posting yourself a copy of the work, also called the
'poor man's copyright', provides enough proof of the original author.
However, how does someone print and post a song or piece
of music, or the entire code for a web site? If stored
hard copies are an author’s only proof of ownership, what happens if
the documents are misplaced or damaged? Many designers, artists and writers
find themselves with many pieces of design work each month. Are they to be
posted and stored indefinitely? 10 years? 20 years? 50 years?
law across the world, states that you must prove you are the original
author of a piece of work. Should anyone copy your intellectual property
you will have to prove in court that you are the original author and
the ideas of the work are original. The easiest way to do this is to
keep draft versions of the work. A court can then see the different development
stages of the work and be sure the work was original. The ‘poor
man's copyright’ system could prove to be difficult for a writer
who has to continuously post themselves draft versions of their book…and
then find somewhere to store them!
You can protect any type of digital file with
Protect My Work. Any file format
can be emailed or uploaded to our system. For example: .doc, .jpg .gif .bmp
.png .psd .xls, mp3, the list goes on. The only file that cannot be submitted
is an .exe.
Copyright for music, songs, lyrics, design work, product
design ideas, illustrations, business
plans, music, photographs, poems, scripts, even whole websites
can be recorded if the files are emailed us.
If your work is used without permission and registered with us, we can
provide you with valuable evidence should your case go to court. Protect
My Work will provide you with an affidavit. An affidavit is a written,
sworn statement that is acknowledged and endorsed in front of a Notary
Public. An affidavit may be used in place of oral testimony in court.
Proof of authorship using the Internet helps avoid printing reams of paper
(environmentally friendly!) and is more time efficient. If we were to print
and post each design and intellectual property item to ourselves we would
be spending too much time, and energy on printing, purchasing stamps, stuffing
envelopes and then trying to find somewhere to store all these sealed envelopes!
The internet might be the perfect get away vehicle for a patent thief, but authors should in fact embrace the internet and use it to their advantage - not shy away from it.
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