We charge an annual fee as we keep work you register online, with your digital certificates, available to you any time and in the event of a future dispute.
We have to cover ongoing costs such as technical support, phone support, company management as well as server maintenance and storage. A small annual membership fee of £36.99 (ex. VAT) covers these costs and we hope is affordable to the creative community.
We've been trading successfully since 2002 and by charging a small annual fee instead of a large up front fee, it ensures we will be able to operate in perpetuity, meeting future costs with future revenues, enabling us to continually support you.
Some other copyright companies charge a high up front fee for "lifetime storage" but without continually finding new customers, most go out of business.
Most recently, a company called 'Duly Noted' did exactly this and of course anyone who had filed their work with them, unfortunately lost their evidence because the company went bankrupt because they had teh wrong business model.
Protect My Work has many thousands of happy members and we know our business model works perfectly for longevity and peace of mind for creators.
In addition to this, by continuing your subscription you will have access to all our dispute tools, template infringement letters, use of our copyright warning logos and of course support by both phone and email in the case of any copyright issues.