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 continueally 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.
Protect My Work has many thousands of happy members and know our business model works well and are built for longevity.