Many people are unsure about Copyright Law and so we would like to inform you about some basic principles of copyright.
Firstly, you cannot buy a copyright. Copyright does NOT come into existence by registering something. The law states that copyright exists from the moment your work is put into a tangible form. e.g. a computer file, a printed document, a USB backup etc. Once you've done this, then you've legally become the copyright holder.
Registering your work with Copyright House gives you physical proof that you were in possession of a particular work at a certain date and time. If anyone else registers that work or claims to be the creator of it at a later date, you have objective proof of your registration.
If somebody publishes your work online, we can issue an official DMCA Take Down Notice to the Internet Service Provider and the owner of the website where your content has been posted illegally.
If someone infringes your work offline then we can help you by contacting them and their publisher to stop the infringer using your work without your consent.
Copyright House is a private limited company registered in the UK in 2009. We currently operate in 40 countries worldwide. Total number of registered works worldwide: 1,752,381
You can, but it's better to register your songs, artworks, photos, designs or books before you publish them. You may be tempted to show your work on the internet as soon as you've created it. However, you could discover that someone has copied your work and sold it without honouring you. It's not always easy to prove copyright ownership without proof of registration. That's why we always advise you to FIRST register your work BEFORE you make it public.
Yes, your copyright is valid in nearly all the countries of the world. It is valid in the 171 countries who are signatories of the "Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works".
You may have come across other copyright registration services which appear to be too good to be true. They can't live up to the promises they make. At Copyright House we don't make false claims. We don't take advantage of people's ignorance of copyright law, or pretend to be the official governmental copyright service. There is no official governmental copyright registration service in the UK. Some websites may claim to have the official power to remove copied work from publication. They don't, however, have this power.
By registering your copyright with Copyright House, you'll have an independent third-party helping you prove your copyright ownership.
One of the many benefits of registering your copyright with Copyright House is that we actually hold a genuine copy of your work. In the case of an infringement, we not only have the data to prove that you have registered your copyright of the work and the date when you registered the work in question, but we also have physical evidence to back it up.
At Copyright House we provide a dedicated secure server for your uploaded files, your files are quickly removed from our server and stored in fire-proof data safes, your copyright will be valid in 171 countries worldwide, one fee is all you pay, the list goes on and on. To find out even more reasons why you should register your work with Copyright House, please visit our why choose Copyright House page.
Yes, you can register logos, manuscripts and images. However, if you would like to protect a name which you may have in the logo, then you would need a trade mark for that.
In the case of infringement of your work, if needed, Copyright House will provide, free of charge, an affidavit. An affidavit is an official document signed in the presence of a Commissioner of Oaths and a Solicitor. Immediately after every uploaded file in your secure upload area you can download the particular certificate of registration for that file. You'll also receive this certificate by email as a pdf attachment. The certificate shows: your name, company name (if applicable), username, title of registered work, file name, file size, registration ID, date and time of registration, security code and any other information you have given about the registered work.