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HOW TO COPYRIGHT YOUR WORK

Knowing how to copyright is an important issue for creative people as copyright infringement is unfortunately becoming more and more common.

Protect My Work is a UK based, online copyright protection service that helps protect against copyright theft of creative work, such as logo's, songs, lyrics, books, artwork, designs, photos, training course material or a website. You can register your work at any time but is most common before releasing your work into the public domain on social media and websites such as: Facebook, YouTube, Spotify, iTunes, Instagram, Amazon and eBay.

Copyright work registered with us receives a unique reference number with a date stamped digital certificate to help prove your copyright under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

Set up originally by a group of designers to help protect the copyright on their work, we are proud to say we've been providing an effective copyright protection and deterrent service for our international base of subscribers across the world since 2004 and are regularly recommended by solicitors and IP lawyers.

In addition to the UK & Ireland, and all of the EU countries (including The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, France, Germany, etc), our service can provide automatic copyright protection in the following 178 worldwide countries, who have all signed the international copyright treaty called The Berne Convention:


Source: World Intellectual Property Organisation, July 2017

WHAT CAN BE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT?

  • LOGOS & MARKETING MATERIAL Logos, Website Design and Content, Manuals, Course Material.
  • MUSIC Music, Songs, Sound and Lyrics.
  • ART WORK Designs, Drawings, Illustrations, Photos, Paintings, Sculptures.
  • DRAMATIC WORKS Videos, Film, TV, Dramatic works
  • LITERATURE Books, Blogs, Poems, Articles, Plays, Screenplays, Scripts.
  • SOFTWARE Apps, Websites, Code and Databases

Benefits of Our Service

  • All work receives a digital certificate with reference number
  • Independent 3rd Party Copyright Ownership in 177 countries
  • Quick and Easy: copyright protection in just 5 minutes
  • Free Telephone support line
  • Just £33.00 (ex. VAT) per year, plus £1 (ex. VAT) per piece of work (first 5 FREE)
  • UK Based, Secure, Trusted , Independent and Confidential
  • Use our logo on your work as a theft deterrent
  • 14 Day money back guarantee
  • Free Affidavit (in event of court action)
  • HMRC vat registered
  • Copyright usually lasts for the life of the author + 70 more years

REVIEWS

  • Graham from StrayDog Design

    I had eBay sellers profiting from my work. Since registering with "Protect My Work" and notifying eBay, all offending listings have been removed.
    [read more]

  • D Jones

    A great way of protecting your work, I've used this service to have copycats removed from Amazon .
    [read more]

  • S McCully

    An excellent way to simply Copyright and protect you design, logo, image or design. It makes me mad why I have paid Hundreds of Pounds to Solicitors in the past. This has to be the simplest and most effective methd I have come accross Excellent job Stephen McCully Technical Director NISIT International Ltd
    [read more]

  • D Palmer

    I've used protect my work since I published my first book 2016. I now have 18 publications and would not sleep at night without the protection of Protect My Work. I have been asked several times by AMAZON to prove ownership and the certificate is by far the simplest and acceptable way. You never know when or why you might have to prove your work is yours but I would rather not leave it to chance whether I can, it's my income I'm protecting, after all.
    [read more]

  • AL

    It is a simple, yet thorough system and I feel safe in the knowledge my work is protected. On the occasion where I needed to use the Protect My Work Certificate in a potentially awkward situation, when someone blatantly copied my work, it carried enough weight to resolve the issue amicably. I would recommend anyone who creates artwork for branding, to register with Protect My Work.
    [read more]

  • J Wiley, Founder, National Lottery,USA LLC

    Very good value for money, easy to use, and effective
    [read more]

  • A Gibson

    Best service available for those needing to add some legal protection to any original works, Intellectual Properties and ideas. Easy to use and intuitive at the same time.
    [read more]

  • Day Music

    Protect my Work.com is the only safe and trusted way that I choose to protect my work by copyright including lyrics and songs. It makes me feel safer in the knnowledge that my intellectual property has been logged and recorded by such a highly reputable and well established copyright company. So much care is given to protect and I know it's all taken care of with Protect My Work.com . Day Music https://daymusic.net/
    [read more]

  • Christos A. Music Artist, Manager

    As a professional musician and artist manager with a background in contracts, agreements, and copyright law, I was always looking for fast and trustworthy ways to register my work before share it with external partners. The reputation and customer service of ProtectMyWork, gave me the confidence to make them the first stop after each of my musical or screenwriting creations.
    [read more]

  • Penny Rollitt

    Now that my art work is protected I feel very relieved. Thank you so much for making it so affordable and easy to do. Penny
    [read more]

  • Tommy Robinson

    No more sleepless nights worrying about someone stealing years of my hard work. Delighted at finding Protect My Work and how easy the whole process has been. Thank you. www.oriondiscs.com
    [read more]

  • J Medrano

    This Site is Amazing! User friendly, well laid out design and appeal, easy steps to follow, done in less than 5 minutes.
    [read more]

  • Wendy Hall

    I have been with Protect My Work for nearly three years. It couldn't be simpler to create and add to your own work and ideas knowing they are safe with a simple link or email copy add when sending details. I thought it would be complicated, but I couldn''t have been more wrong. As a start up business, you don't always know if you're making the right decisions, but this is definitely one of them. You can check your work at any time knowing that its safely stored in certificates for you.
    [read more]

  • G Horner

    I have only started using Protect My Work, but already I'm very impressed about how fast and effective they are at copyrighting my work. It is a simple process, too. It's also good to know that I can process future work in the same way at no extra cost!
    [read more]

  • G Iorio

    I am a absolutely happy with the service provided.
    [read more]

  • Mr. K. Layne

    Having experienced this copyright facility for the first time, I am very happy to have made my decision in using Protect My Work - the function to upload documents is seamless, the content of the site to assist users is clear and concise and the price to ensure governance over your cherished and protected ideas is very good for what your organisation offers. Keep up the good work as I will be using you now and the near future.
    [read more]

  • Oliver L

    Great positive fast service. Easy to navigate and fast response. Happy to protect our work with you!
    [read more]

  • Ian Litchfield

    No problem with your fast efficient service
    [read more]

  • M Isherwood

    great simple service, no hassle and very effective way to protect your work. www.militaryveteransmcc.co.uk
    [read more]

  • Rick L

    A very quick and easy way to safe-guard your work. I'm a pro muso, and this is by far the best site. Too many writers just pop their work into a self-addressed envelope, seal it and post it to themselves; and keeping it sealed when they receive it. And that's proof they 'registered' it? Don't think so! Do what we all do - use professionals
    [read more]

  • Tamara A

    I just want to say thank you to Jonathan and the team, I had some issues at the beginning (all of my own fault) and even though he didn't have to, Jonathan worked very hard to help me put it all right. People who go above and beyond for others are what make this world a little better and I just wanted to say thank you publicly and give protectmywork.com 10 stars!!
    [read more]

  • Reacapp Productions Bahamas Limited

    I am so grateful I found Protect my work,I had been doing the poor man's Copyright for many years and was beyond worried. Now that I am a member of Protect my work,I can sleep at night.
    [read more]

  • Jo Pedro Luis

    Thank you for your amazing work!! This service is so easy to use!!
    [read more]

  • Saffron Waghorn

    Hello, I found protectmywork very convenient and a quick easy way to protect my work and ideas from others. I have had plans, designs and work stolen and used in the past, without my permission. This is a sure, inexpensive way to protect all your hard work from people who would rather use yours than think for themselves. Thank you www.saffronwaghorn.co.uk
    [read more]

  • Jale

    Very pleased with the service, easy to use and efficient.Fantastic and competent service, very happy.
    [read more]

  • Aaron Wood, Nerdversity 101

    I found ProtectMyWork to be the best thing that's happened to me. The process is so smooth, all done online and via email, so no phone calls and being put on hold. It's so easy to protect work via email, just send what you need in the message, all protected within minutes. The other benefits would be the price and the fact you're protected in over 172 countries in the world and the fact you can protect anything from images to sites. I would highly recommend ProtectMyWork to all my professional friends.
    [read more]

  • Lorraine Abigail Wolf Spirit

    This was the first time I have had to copyright my material and I was so nervous. I was absolutely delighted with the clear, easy, and quick process for uploading my artwork. I am so relieved to have my artwork and information protected. Fabulous! Lorraine Abigail, www.wolfspiritguidance.com
    [read more]

  • Adam Zaatri

    Protect My Work has given me piece of mind as I make my way into the professional world and do not want any doubt that my work is my own.
    [read more]

  • Liney Dampz

    I'm A Upcoming Solo DJ & Music Producer And This Helps Alot And You May Aswell Take Advantage Of The Service By Mounting Your Own Song Artwork To Your Own Music Track & That's It, I Recommend To Any Upcomming Artists Who Don't Want To Take A Contract From A Record Label.
    [read more]

  • George Potter

    Thank you so much for providing, instant incredibly useful access to gaining rights. Unfortunately I lost a battle in court after a large firm took my designs, but since gaining the protection for here I have been clear! George www.copenhagenclothing.com
    [read more]

  • H Dawson

    Very quick service, I called up because I was confused and got a speedy and informative answer. Thanks
    [read more]

  • KRISTA BROWN

    Easy to use & great reassurance knowing my work & brand is safely protected.
    [read more]

  • Michael ODowd

    Wow what a very simple and straight forward process to help me protect my business I feel I can now rest easy knowing my hard work is protected !! Thanks & Best Regards Michael O' Dowd M&M Window Cleaning
    [read more]

  • Ezekiel Morris

    It's fast, easy and safe to copyright your work with PMW especially when I'm promoting my work on the internet.
    [read more]

  • Roy Gaynor

    I write complete original musicals, the storyline, lyrics, libretto and music and I have used Protect My Work to look after my copyright for a number of years. I find the service quick and easy to use and when I need any help the Protect My Work people are efficient and friendly.
    [read more]

  • Annette Chaudhry

    a very professional service at a budget price where everybody can access their rights to copyright their work. Easy to use website features and downloadable logo and company website for protection and a professional look on my writing pieces. Fast and friendly service if have any questions need answered from the support team. They are cheap for £1 a token which I can upload multiple works. My work being registered on here has even made me be noticed from a publishing house and asked to use one of my poems in a poetry book with other creative writers from the UK.
    [read more]

  • Malcolm Nolan, Precious Poppies

    Just to say a big thank you. I joined Protect My Work today, to protect my company's artwork,logo, pictures, and Design ideas. The process was quick & easy. There was a glitch with the change of password, but a member of the team responded very quickly & helpfully to address this matter. It was sorted out quicker than I imagined it would be, to their credit. I look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with Protect My Work, & the staff. I would be more than happy to recommend them to possible future clients.
    [read more]

  • Kate Russell

    Such a great site - easy to use and explains all the legal information simply and to the point. Very quick to use, once I have a design ready it takes a couple of minutes for me to get it protected! Definitely recommend for the peace of mind it gives.
    [read more]

  • Amy Foster

    Easy process to follow; quick and simple. Provides peace of mind for a very good price. Would highly recommend.
    [read more]

  • Gareth Logan

    I have 100% confidence that if I need to prove any of musical works being created by me that Protect my Work will be able to help with this in Court.
    [read more]

  • Anne Becker

    I just wanted to say the service I received from you was excellent.
    [read more]

  • Dion, Moosejam Tactical Team

    Immediately we opened an account and we never looked back. A great company with top customer support. We highly recommend PROTECT MY WORK for peace of mind and security of your venerable designs and data.
    [read more]

  • Kirsty Garbutt of Perfect Reasons

    I cannot thank PMW enough - in particular Jonathan who answered all of my questions and believe me when I say questions I mean every topic relevant to my work imaginable. He was polite, helpful, courteous and friendly which put my mind at ease. He made the whole process smooth and easy. I am so pleased I found PMW as now my work now has a legal footpath and for us little people, its a weight off ones shoulders. Many thanks once again to PMW and Jonathan. A Happy Customer
    [read more]

  • B West,Home Security Surveys UK

    Having spent many hours writing down my years experience in Crime Prevention and then three months correlating it all into a readable format for publication I was concerned about my work being copied & reproduced by all and sundry. Then I came across Protect my Work website & it all became clear and simple. My work was uploaded and protected in less than ten minutes. I have more than enough to do without worrying about my work being copied without my permission. My thanks to Protect my Work, Peace of mind in less than 10 minutes & very reasonable fees.
    [read more]

  • Caroline Parke

    I highly recommend Protect my Work, after searching for who to depend on to protect my pics and poetry, I now have peace of mind. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Great value for money. Quick and easy steps, help at hand. Fantastic site.
    [read more]

  • Freddy James, The Freddy James Band.

    I found the whole team involved very professional and gave excellent rates. This is a real piece of mind knowing that all back catalogues of my work and current are protected from copying and unauthorised use. Highly recommend them to anyone who writes and records their own material.
    [read more]

  • Chris Levee

    I have been placing material on Protect My Work for over a year now and think its not only tremendous value to anyone, but the service is incredible, the features that can be used are brilliant and the security is top class, anything I have registered I know is secure yet I can direct anyone to my work without being compromised in any way. I can also add protection logo's to my work as I regularly print out material and present it, not only is the protection vividly apparent but looks as it is, very professional. Protect My Work .. A big thumbs up
    [read more]

  • Dottie G

    Safe to copyright your works with PMW, I design, write & crochet my own patterns.Excellent service, keep up the good work PMW!!
    [read more]

  • James Ivan

    Fantastic, simply & cost effective way of protecting your work. An absolute must for ALL who create. Highly recommended!
    [read more]

  • Grigor Carstairs

    Most excellent copyright service, very important that copyrights are handled efficiently and without fuss, a first class service, and pleasant, professional to deal with.
    [read more]

  • Diane Jennings

    very good service, peace of mind for any artist or the like and a very easy to use website.. have used the site for many years now with no problems at all..
    [read more]

  • Charleen Armitage

    Really love this website' great affordable price and easy to get around ' great customer service ' very happy ,thank you
    [read more]

  • Round One Gym

    Great service, I copyright my company logo and branding material with PMW. Instant peace of mind. I highly recommend
    [read more]

  • Phil Spurgin

    Excellent facility for protecting my music. Fast, economic and easy.
    [read more]

  • Anthony Shuster

    Straightforward, consistent service. I've been using it for a number of years now, very satisfied with what they provide.
    [read more]

  • Gian Galeazzo Ganzarolli

    The service is efficient and does what it promises
    [read more]

  • Adam Bennie

    Very straightforward fast efficlient service
    [read more]

  • George Carson

    Excellent service. So easy to use.
    [read more]

  • Jake McRae

    Quick, easy, fair protection
    [read more]

  • Kristi Reed

    Very pleased! Such a fast and easy way to protect the copyright of my photos!
    [read more]

  • Queen Lizifah

    Very good site, reasonable price and very reliable!
    [read more]

  • MrCentury007

    Great product would highly recommend to all.
    [read more]

  • Csaba Marko

    Excellent service. Very good customer service. Thank you guys!!!
    [read more]

  • Zaryab Khan

    The way it's been done so far has been really simple and very effective it's a great way of protecting what you have worked for and I would recommend this too all my friends. Thank you once again for all your help. Zaryab Khan www.zedk.co.uk
    [read more]

  • Graham from StrayDog Design

    I had eBay sellers profiting from my work. Since registering with "Protect My Work" and notifying eBay, all offending listings have been removed.

  • D Jones

    A great way of protecting your work, I've used this service to have copycats removed from Amazon .

  • S McCully

    An excellent way to simply Copyright and protect you design, logo, image or design. It makes me mad why I have paid Hundreds of Pounds to Solicitors in the past. This has to be the simplest and most effective methd I have come accross Excellent job Stephen McCully Technical Director NISIT International Ltd

  • D Palmer

    I've used protect my work since I published my first book 2016. I now have 18 publications and would not sleep at night without the protection of Protect My Work. I have been asked several times by AMAZON to prove ownership and the certificate is by far the simplest and acceptable way. You never know when or why you might have to prove your work is yours but I would rather not leave it to chance whether I can, it's my income I'm protecting, after all.

  • AL

    It is a simple, yet thorough system and I feel safe in the knowledge my work is protected. On the occasion where I needed to use the Protect My Work Certificate in a potentially awkward situation, when someone blatantly copied my work, it carried enough weight to resolve the issue amicably. I would recommend anyone who creates artwork for branding, to register with Protect My Work.

  • J Wiley, Founder, National Lottery,USA LLC

    Very good value for money, easy to use, and effective

  • A Gibson

    Best service available for those needing to add some legal protection to any original works, Intellectual Properties and ideas. Easy to use and intuitive at the same time.

  • Day Music

    Protect my Work.com is the only safe and trusted way that I choose to protect my work by copyright including lyrics and songs. It makes me feel safer in the knnowledge that my intellectual property has been logged and recorded by such a highly reputable and well established copyright company. So much care is given to protect and I know it's all taken care of with Protect My Work.com . Day Music https://daymusic.net/

  • Christos A. Music Artist, Manager

    As a professional musician and artist manager with a background in contracts, agreements, and copyright law, I was always looking for fast and trustworthy ways to register my work before share it with external partners. The reputation and customer service of ProtectMyWork, gave me the confidence to make them the first stop after each of my musical or screenwriting creations.

  • Penny Rollitt

    Now that my art work is protected I feel very relieved. Thank you so much for making it so affordable and easy to do. Penny

  • Tommy Robinson

    No more sleepless nights worrying about someone stealing years of my hard work. Delighted at finding Protect My Work and how easy the whole process has been. Thank you. www.oriondiscs.com

  • J Medrano

    This Site is Amazing! User friendly, well laid out design and appeal, easy steps to follow, done in less than 5 minutes.

  • Wendy Hall

    I have been with Protect My Work for nearly three years. It couldn't be simpler to create and add to your own work and ideas knowing they are safe with a simple link or email copy add when sending details. I thought it would be complicated, but I couldn''t have been more wrong. As a start up business, you don't always know if you're making the right decisions, but this is definitely one of them. You can check your work at any time knowing that its safely stored in certificates for you.

  • G Horner

    I have only started using Protect My Work, but already I'm very impressed about how fast and effective they are at copyrighting my work. It is a simple process, too. It's also good to know that I can process future work in the same way at no extra cost!

  • G Iorio

    I am a absolutely happy with the service provided.

  • Mr. K. Layne

    Having experienced this copyright facility for the first time, I am very happy to have made my decision in using Protect My Work - the function to upload documents is seamless, the content of the site to assist users is clear and concise and the price to ensure governance over your cherished and protected ideas is very good for what your organisation offers. Keep up the good work as I will be using you now and the near future.

  • Oliver L

    Great positive fast service. Easy to navigate and fast response. Happy to protect our work with you!

  • Ian Litchfield

    No problem with your fast efficient service

  • M Isherwood

    great simple service, no hassle and very effective way to protect your work. www.militaryveteransmcc.co.uk

  • Rick L

    A very quick and easy way to safe-guard your work. I'm a pro muso, and this is by far the best site. Too many writers just pop their work into a self-addressed envelope, seal it and post it to themselves; and keeping it sealed when they receive it. And that's proof they 'registered' it? Don't think so! Do what we all do - use professionals

  • Tamara A

    I just want to say thank you to Jonathan and the team, I had some issues at the beginning (all of my own fault) and even though he didn't have to, Jonathan worked very hard to help me put it all right. People who go above and beyond for others are what make this world a little better and I just wanted to say thank you publicly and give protectmywork.com 10 stars!!

  • Reacapp Productions Bahamas Limited

    I am so grateful I found Protect my work,I had been doing the poor man's Copyright for many years and was beyond worried. Now that I am a member of Protect my work,I can sleep at night.

  • Jo Pedro Luis

    Thank you for your amazing work!! This service is so easy to use!!

  • Saffron Waghorn

    Hello, I found protectmywork very convenient and a quick easy way to protect my work and ideas from others. I have had plans, designs and work stolen and used in the past, without my permission. This is a sure, inexpensive way to protect all your hard work from people who would rather use yours than think for themselves. Thank you www.saffronwaghorn.co.uk

  • Jale

    Very pleased with the service, easy to use and efficient.Fantastic and competent service, very happy.

  • Aaron Wood, Nerdversity 101

    I found ProtectMyWork to be the best thing that's happened to me. The process is so smooth, all done online and via email, so no phone calls and being put on hold. It's so easy to protect work via email, just send what you need in the message, all protected within minutes. The other benefits would be the price and the fact you're protected in over 172 countries in the world and the fact you can protect anything from images to sites. I would highly recommend ProtectMyWork to all my professional friends.

  • Lorraine Abigail Wolf Spirit

    This was the first time I have had to copyright my material and I was so nervous. I was absolutely delighted with the clear, easy, and quick process for uploading my artwork. I am so relieved to have my artwork and information protected. Fabulous! Lorraine Abigail, www.wolfspiritguidance.com

  • Adam Zaatri

    Protect My Work has given me piece of mind as I make my way into the professional world and do not want any doubt that my work is my own.

  • Liney Dampz

    I'm A Upcoming Solo DJ & Music Producer And This Helps Alot And You May Aswell Take Advantage Of The Service By Mounting Your Own Song Artwork To Your Own Music Track & That's It, I Recommend To Any Upcomming Artists Who Don't Want To Take A Contract From A Record Label.

  • George Potter

    Thank you so much for providing, instant incredibly useful access to gaining rights. Unfortunately I lost a battle in court after a large firm took my designs, but since gaining the protection for here I have been clear! George www.copenhagenclothing.com

  • H Dawson

    Very quick service, I called up because I was confused and got a speedy and informative answer. Thanks

  • KRISTA BROWN

    Easy to use & great reassurance knowing my work & brand is safely protected.

  • Michael ODowd

    Wow what a very simple and straight forward process to help me protect my business I feel I can now rest easy knowing my hard work is protected !! Thanks & Best Regards Michael O' Dowd M&M Window Cleaning

  • Ezekiel Morris

    It's fast, easy and safe to copyright your work with PMW especially when I'm promoting my work on the internet.

  • Roy Gaynor

    I write complete original musicals, the storyline, lyrics, libretto and music and I have used Protect My Work to look after my copyright for a number of years. I find the service quick and easy to use and when I need any help the Protect My Work people are efficient and friendly.

  • Annette Chaudhry

    a very professional service at a budget price where everybody can access their rights to copyright their work. Easy to use website features and downloadable logo and company website for protection and a professional look on my writing pieces. Fast and friendly service if have any questions need answered from the support team. They are cheap for £1 a token which I can upload multiple works. My work being registered on here has even made me be noticed from a publishing house and asked to use one of my poems in a poetry book with other creative writers from the UK.

  • Malcolm Nolan, Precious Poppies

    Just to say a big thank you. I joined Protect My Work today, to protect my company's artwork,logo, pictures, and Design ideas. The process was quick & easy. There was a glitch with the change of password, but a member of the team responded very quickly & helpfully to address this matter. It was sorted out quicker than I imagined it would be, to their credit. I look forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with Protect My Work, & the staff. I would be more than happy to recommend them to possible future clients.

  • Kate Russell

    Such a great site - easy to use and explains all the legal information simply and to the point. Very quick to use, once I have a design ready it takes a couple of minutes for me to get it protected! Definitely recommend for the peace of mind it gives.

  • Amy Foster

    Easy process to follow; quick and simple. Provides peace of mind for a very good price. Would highly recommend.

  • Gareth Logan

    I have 100% confidence that if I need to prove any of musical works being created by me that Protect my Work will be able to help with this in Court.

  • Anne Becker

    I just wanted to say the service I received from you was excellent.

  • Dion, Moosejam Tactical Team

    Immediately we opened an account and we never looked back. A great company with top customer support. We highly recommend PROTECT MY WORK for peace of mind and security of your venerable designs and data.

  • Kirsty Garbutt of Perfect Reasons

    I cannot thank PMW enough - in particular Jonathan who answered all of my questions and believe me when I say questions I mean every topic relevant to my work imaginable. He was polite, helpful, courteous and friendly which put my mind at ease. He made the whole process smooth and easy. I am so pleased I found PMW as now my work now has a legal footpath and for us little people, its a weight off ones shoulders. Many thanks once again to PMW and Jonathan. A Happy Customer

  • B West,Home Security Surveys UK

    Having spent many hours writing down my years experience in Crime Prevention and then three months correlating it all into a readable format for publication I was concerned about my work being copied & reproduced by all and sundry. Then I came across Protect my Work website & it all became clear and simple. My work was uploaded and protected in less than ten minutes. I have more than enough to do without worrying about my work being copied without my permission. My thanks to Protect my Work, Peace of mind in less than 10 minutes & very reasonable fees.

  • Caroline Parke

    I highly recommend Protect my Work, after searching for who to depend on to protect my pics and poetry, I now have peace of mind. Staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Great value for money. Quick and easy steps, help at hand. Fantastic site.

  • Freddy James, The Freddy James Band.

    I found the whole team involved very professional and gave excellent rates. This is a real piece of mind knowing that all back catalogues of my work and current are protected from copying and unauthorised use. Highly recommend them to anyone who writes and records their own material.

  • Chris Levee

    I have been placing material on Protect My Work for over a year now and think its not only tremendous value to anyone, but the service is incredible, the features that can be used are brilliant and the security is top class, anything I have registered I know is secure yet I can direct anyone to my work without being compromised in any way. I can also add protection logo's to my work as I regularly print out material and present it, not only is the protection vividly apparent but looks as it is, very professional. Protect My Work .. A big thumbs up

  • Dottie G

    Safe to copyright your works with PMW, I design, write & crochet my own patterns.Excellent service, keep up the good work PMW!!

  • James Ivan

    Fantastic, simply & cost effective way of protecting your work. An absolute must for ALL who create. Highly recommended!

  • Grigor Carstairs

    Most excellent copyright service, very important that copyrights are handled efficiently and without fuss, a first class service, and pleasant, professional to deal with.

  • Diane Jennings

    very good service, peace of mind for any artist or the like and a very easy to use website.. have used the site for many years now with no problems at all..

  • Charleen Armitage

    Really love this website' great affordable price and easy to get around ' great customer service ' very happy ,thank you

  • Round One Gym

    Great service, I copyright my company logo and branding material with PMW. Instant peace of mind. I highly recommend

  • Phil Spurgin

    Excellent facility for protecting my music. Fast, economic and easy.

  • Anthony Shuster

    Straightforward, consistent service. I've been using it for a number of years now, very satisfied with what they provide.

  • Gian Galeazzo Ganzarolli

    The service is efficient and does what it promises

  • Adam Bennie

    Very straightforward fast efficlient service

  • George Carson

    Excellent service. So easy to use.

  • Jake McRae

    Quick, easy, fair protection

  • Kristi Reed

    Very pleased! Such a fast and easy way to protect the copyright of my photos!

  • Queen Lizifah

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    The way it's been done so far has been really simple and very effective it's a great way of protecting what you have worked for and I would recommend this too all my friends. Thank you once again for all your help. Zaryab Khan www.zedk.co.uk

   

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A £1 (ex. VAT) certificate token is required for each piece of work you register with us (max 5 files per certificate).

Register today and receive 5 free certificate tokens, that's up to 25 files protected by copyright for just £33.00 (ex. VAT) per year, with a 14 day money back guarantee!

Using our simple copyright protection email system, we record the 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. After subscribing, just attach your work to an email and send it to us. It couldn't be quicker or simpler to have your work protected by copyright.

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Once you've become a member, you can either login and upload your work or simply email it using our copyright protection, automated system.  We record who the sender and recipient are, the time and date the work was submitted and ensure that all work is logged and credited to its rightful owner while backing up and securing all data. Register an account, then all you have to do is attach the work to an email and email it to us. It couldn't be quicker or simpler and your work will be protected by copyrigth within minutes.

On receipt of your work, the date of submission cannot be altered and is therefore an extremely reliable source of copyright protection by proving the original work, with the time recorded. Any work we receive is NEVER opened or looked at by our staff, unless we've been given permission by the account owner. Our automated system receives the work and stores it on our secure servers.

As a member, you're entitled to use our copyright protection logo on your work. Designed to warn off potential copyright thieves, it's a very effective copyright notice and deterrent helping to avoid copyright infringements. By registering your work with us, you're sending a clear message that you're serious about pro-actively protecting your copyright.

We're proud to say we have been providing an effective copyright deterrent for our customers since 2004. Your satisfaction is very important to us and offer a 14 day money back guarantee.

Independent Witnessing Of Your Intellectual Property.

Proves Originality For Your Work.

Deter Others From Using Your Work Without Permission.

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Simply register as an author with us first. It only takes 2 minutes and all data is encrypted for your security. You'll receive a welcome email with your password and detailed instructions on how to protect your work.

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Login to our member area and click the UPLOAD NEW WORK button. This allows you to securely upload your files to our secure vault. Alternatively, email your files to protect@protectmywork.com.

PROTECT

Immediately after you've protected your work, you'll receive an email confirmation from us. Registered works receive a unique reference number.

Amy Foster

Easy process to follow; quick and simple. Provides peace of mind for a very good price. Would highly recommend.

 

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WHAT WILL PROTECT MY WORK DO FOR ME?

If your work is being used without your permission, contact the other party and inform them your work has copyright protection and is protected with copyright using Protect My Work and ask them to stop. In the vast majority of cases this will end the use of your work.

Should the other party ignore your requests, you'll have the right to sue for damages in court. In this case, Protect My Work will swear an affidavit stating we received your work on such date and time. This means the burden of proof then falls to the other party to prove they created the work before that point in time.

HOW DOES COPYRIGHT PROTECTION WORK?

Copyright law makes copyright an automatic right.  When you create a piece of work, such as a logo, song, book, poem,  take a photo or create a design, you automatically own the copyright both during the creation process as well as when it is deemed complete.   You don't actually have to register the work anywhere and there is no government agency (except in the US) that you can submit your work to. 

Whilst no registration is legally necessary, the bigger issue that can become harder to overcome is proving your ownership of the copyright protected work.  Should your work be used without your permission and you want to take action against that party, you will have to prove that the work was created by you and the date of its creation. 

This can be harder than it first seems with the three main methods to this being:

1. Using the date and time on computer files
2. Emailing to yourself or a friend
3. Sending a hard copy through the mail to yourself

The date and time can actually be changed on computer files, so this on its own is not indisputably proof and not sound copyright protection.  You may also have to prove that it was you that created that computer file, on your computer which could be difficult to do.  So being dependent on this alone may not serve as indisputable proof of copyright protection.

Emailing the work to yourself or a friend, again, on the front end, dates and times can be changed, so if this was ever disputed, you may have to contact the email service provider and ask them to verify via the server logs that you did in fact send the email.  This will inevitably take time and delay any judgement in a copyright infringement case.

The third method is what's known as the, "Poor Man's Copyright".  Before the age of the internet, this was a common way to make your own copyright.  You would take a hard copy of your work, put it in an envelope, seal it, then post it to yourself.  The date stamp on the envelope would serve as the point of time that the work existed and obviously the work was enclosed inside.  This was also common as it was an effective method in how to prove your copyright protection for free.

The main disadvantages to this is that you would have to carry envelopes around with you for the rest of your life (plus 70 years), so if you lost them or they became damaged, you would lose the proof of your copyright.  Secondly, once you opened the envelope it can no longer serve as any proof as the sealed envelope has been destroyed, so if you were to have more than one copyright infringement you would need to send yourself multiple envelopes to pre-empt this.

These days, the poor man's copyright really isn't an effective copyright protection with such wide spread use of social media. Imagine if your work was used without your permission on YouTube, who you contact to make a copyright infringment complaint. You will need to prove to YouTube that you are the original creator of your work and they won't accept you sending them a physical letter and asking them to open it.

With these factors considered, an online copyright protection service like Protect My Work, is that its immediate protection, keeps the copyright cost low, and keeps all of your work copyright protected in one place and easy to manage. Using a third-party witness specialising in copyright is perhaps most important factor in knowing how to copywrite your work.

© THE COPYRIGHT SYMBOL

Copyright law states that copyright is in fact an automatic right.  You actually do not have to register your work anywhere in order to use the copyright symbol being that it's an automatic right.  Therefore you can place the © symbol on any of your creative design work as you wish.  There's no law that stops you from doing this.

The most common copyright protection symbol example notice that tends to be printed in books or in the footer of websites, reads as follows:

© Copyright 2010-2019 Company/Author Name. All Rights Reserved.

HOW TO COPYRIGHT A LOGO

Setting up a new business or company is both exciting and hard work.  The design of your logo is a fundamental part of the initial setup as this will become your brand and how your clients and customers will recognise you.  It's important know how to obtain a copyright protection for your logo and your creative brand material such as your website design, website content, photos and advertising you may product for Facebook or Instagram. 

The easiest way to confirm your ownership of copyright protection, under copyright law is to make sure you can prove that you designed the logo as well as the date and time it was created.  Using a third party copyright service like Protect My Work makes this easy to do and you can add any more creative work to your account, keeping all of your work in one place, making it easy prove the originality of all of your work.

HOW TO COPYRIGHT MUSIC

For song writers and those creating any musical work, knowing how to copyright a song is key to the protection of your intellectual property before you release your music to producers or the public.  Copyright songs quickly and easily with Protect My Work which allows you to upload as many songs and lyrics as you want, keeping all your music in one central place. 

Once your songs are registered they'll be assigned a unique reference number and a digital certificate is issued with the date, copyright owner and of course the music files. You can make recipients of your music aware that the work is copyrighted and protected with Protect My Work, which acts as a great deterrent to copyright theft.