Thursday, 5 September 2013
Getting copyright for your online content
In this internet age, it is highly essential that you have protection of your online content by registering for copyright. Your content can be filed for registration locally in your country of residence, while you can also file it for copyright worldwide. If the content is critical and your online business is dealing in countries internationally, it is advisable to register for international copyright.
Why is it important?
Online piracy protection is great concern these days for many organisations as internet being a flexible media, it is also easy mode for hacking and piracy of business critical information. It is wise to have your important information online to be protected by registering for copyright. Intellectual property rights protection policies are not prominent in many countries, however some countries do enforce very strong legal policies on protecting intellectual property. For example, Singapore government has very strong policies on intellectual property protection for organizations, hence all new businesses will keep it in priority to register for the same. You may refer to Singapore intellectual property law here.
What is copyright?
For your information, the exact definition of copyright as taken from wikipedia source:
"Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is "the right to copy", but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may perform the work, who may financially benefit from it, and other related rights. It is a form of intellectual property (like the patent, the trademark, and the trade secret) applicable to any expressible form of an idea or information that is substantive and discrete"
The copyright services firm provide copyright services for National and International copyright registration, while you may choose the one right for you. If your business is local and you do not have any transactions outside your country of residence, you may register for national copyright. If you are dealing in transactions internationally, and it matters a lot to keep your content unique and protect your content from any piracy, you must register for international copyright.
While there are many firms, that provide instant online service for copyright registration. There are many firms that provide services worldwide for international copyright protection. Some of the links you may check for reference as below:
However, for your online content as your business website, publications and marketing materials etc., you may always check to see if your original content is copied or if there has been any plagiarism. Copyscape is one great free service to identify any such practices letting you check if there has been any duplication of your website content. While it also provides online copyright protection service by placing a logo on your site, it will warn plagiarists to deter from stealing any works.
The fees for copyright registration is not high and the service can be taken for an year to years. You may want to check for more details over the links above.
Posted by Nitesh RS