C3S SCE and Safe Creative announce cooperation

August 21, 2014, Duesseldorf/Zaragoza – At c/o pop convention Cologne, the upcoming Cultural Commons Collecting Society (C3S SCE) and Safe Creative announced their joint declaration to cooperate. C3S SCE is open to multiple ways of licensing for musical works matching perfectly the registry approach of Safe Creative.

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C3S SCE and Safe Creative are committed to work together to explore and study collaborations between them. The aim of their collaboration is to both allow their users to seamlessly integrate registration, rights information, enforcement in a fair way and collecting at the same time. Users still can use any other service or system of their preference.

Mario Pena, CBDO at Safe Creative: „Safe Creative acknowledges the effort of C3S SCE and considers it a great project as it brings a wider scope in licensing and more flexibility to creators when deciding how to generate value out of their contents. Safe Creative is all in favour of giving options to users and in particular when they are allowed to work on specific creations.“

Wolfgang Senges, Executive Director C3S SCE, points out: „C3S SCE recognizes that online private registrations such as Safe Creative are useful tools in a digital context to help creators express and enforce their rights in whatever form might be, ranging from ‚all rights reserved‘ to ‚some rights reserved‘. Forced limitations by providing only one of both options does not represent the real world.“

Both entities, technology based, represent the need to adapt creators’ tools and organizations to the digital era taking advantage of the possibilities of the Internet.

With the knowledge of both entities and the feedback of creators, authors and companies, C3S SCE and Safe Creative will identify, analyze and tackle the challenges to find and develop innovative solutions by joining forces whenever possible and necessary.


About the C3S SCE

The C3S SCE started in 2010 as an initiative for the founding of a modern collecting society for music.

An increasing number of musicians can not, or do not want to, be represented by one of the existing collecting societies. The C3S SCE is conceived as a European cooperative association (not as an economic association), where all users have the same right to vote (not only those with a high income). It is the goal of the C3S to use modern communication technology in order to enable uncomplicated processing and optimal fairness of distribution.

Unlike the exclusive representation of an artist’s full catalogue of works, which is required by the GEMA, the C3S will allow the licensing of individual works. Apart from the classical copyright, the support of all Creative Commons licensing contracts will create market equality for alternative licensing concepts. After a successful start in Germany, the area of certification will be gradually expanded all over Europe.

About the Safe Creative

Safe Creative was founded in 2007 to provide simple and affordable registration services to match today’s digital creators’ needs. Since then it has become the leading online copyrights registration service in the Internet with over 130.000 creators, companies and rights holders using its services to inform and manage their copyrights information on and off line.

Safe Creative also interacts with other online services and projects in very flexible ways to add value in both directions, keeping always authors’ real and ever evolving needs in mind.

Registering specific and related rights in Safe Creative.

Registering specific and related rights of any work registered in Safe Creative

Tutorial about how to register specific and related rights or any work registered in Safe Creative

Safe Creative unifies the Premium and Professional account services.

  • Safe Creative’s account model is simplified: Basic or free, professional and corporate
  • The professional account becomes more affordable by lowering its price.
  • All Premium accounts are upgraded to Professional ones, with more services at a lower price.

Safe Creative joins into a single account the premium and professional services thus leaving three the ones that can be contracted: basic, professional and corporate. This way current premium accounts extend their functionalities with which until now were typical of professional ones. This change does not involve any cost, and in turn the price of professional account is lowered from 85 to €60.

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In addition to these changes, all accounts will have the same available storage space to hold the registration evidence of the works: 20Gb, as well as access to the general inquiries about copyrights service that will be answered by copyright experts.

To ensure the strength of the generated evidence of all records that are made on any account, they will remain indefinitely in our systems and will be regularly revised to apply any new technological developments as they occur. Links and public registration information services will be permanent in any active professional and corporate account. In basic accounts public information services and records management will remain active for 12 months after inscription and can be turned back on by upgrading the account at any time.

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How to register third party copyrights

Tutorial about how to register third party copyrights in Safe Creative


 

Dynamic labels in line

We’ve just deployed a new feature; the possibility to generate dynamic lables with basic registration information in simple lines.

This labels can show updated live data about three basic key informations: Title, author and license or rights declarations as the author configures.

You can access them at the informative labels section right by your registrations selecting the “line” layout in the dynamic tab.

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Creative People is completely renewed

Inicio_·_Creative_People_-_2014-05-07_13.38.37Saragossa May 9th 2014. We are very happy to inform you about the launch of the new version of Creative People ( people.safecreative.org ) – the showcase platform for users and works in Safe Creative – including a complete redesign, new features and better and more complete functions to share your works in social networks. We invite you to visit the page, configure your public profile, and your presence in it and let the world know your work!

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Besides the fresh new design we wish to highlight also some new or refurbished features:

– New smart labels to promote works anywhere
– Improved sharing buttons for today’s main social networks
– New and improved commenting system to achieve feedback and engagement
– Possibility to choose which works are displayed, some, all or none .
– The most valued and shared works will be highlighted at the top of the page
– Public profile oriented to social networks

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Remember than in order to be able to promote a work in Creative People some sort of download, either an evaluation version with a sample of the work or the entire work, should be allowed.

Mobile version of Safe Creative

From today on all of you accesing Safe Creative from a mobile device, such as a smartphone or a tablet, will be able to use the simplified mobile device optimized version of our platform.

This way you’ll be able to make basic registration directly of the contents you have in your portable device, such as pictures or videos.

So as soon as you take that astonishing picture, or end up having the next massive viral video, you’ll be able to create your copyright information page together with the best copyright evidence today’s technology can give you.

And is really simple to use. All you have to do is log into your account, select the tipe of content you are going to upload, then browse to select the file in your device

and upload it to complete the registration with some basic information such as rights declaration applying, type of registration, download allowed or not…

… and you are all set.

Also you can do basic management of your registrations, such  and search for other’s registrations.

If necessary you can revert to the conventional full web layout anytime, but you’ll have to log in again.

Hope you enjoy it. And if you have any feedback, you are more than welcome to let us know.

C3S is now registered as a European Cooperative Society

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Düsseldorf, 31.03.2014 – Last Friday, the Cultural Commons Collecting Society SCE mbH was entered into the register of cooperatives of the local court of Düsseldorf (No. GnR 506). The C3S SCE is therefore now vested with legal capacity and capable of acting. Now, the first employees will be hired and the development project, which is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, will be launched on May 1st.

“The entry into the register of cooperatives has been the last missing link. Now we are finally able to get going”, rejoices Meik Michalke, Managing Director and one of the initiators of the C3S. “It was a long way and plenty of work from the Startnext crowdfunding campaign until today.”

Wolfgang Senges (c) CC by-nc-sa by Barbara Senges

Wolfgang Senges (c) CC by-nc-sa by Barbara Senges

Wolfgang Senges, Managing Director along with Michalke and also one of the initiators of the C3S, says: “The foundation and the great support we received from our community have given us the necessary backing.
After the foundation followed the assessment by the cooperative union, which again was the condition for the entry into the register. Only after the registration we are able to receive the revenues for the shares that were subscribed to via Startnext, which, until now, were
held in trust there. Thus, the equity capital is completed, so that the project, which is supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, can be started.”

Michalke adds: “It was the moral support and the trust we have receivedfrom our community that enabled us to survive such an administrative marathon. We have been working at the development of the C3S for more than four years. Now we have reached our most important milestone so far and are ready to start – with, and for, our more than 800 members. The
next step will be the fulfillment of the requirements of the German Patent and Trademark Office, so that we will finally be approved as a collecting society.”

Attorney Meinhard Starostik, Chairperson of the supervisory board of the C3S, says about the legal and political significance: “Europe prevails, also with regards to collecting societies. The future European Union Directive on collecting societies and online licenses of musical works corresponds in the C3S SCE at the level of copyright allocation and licensing. Through the registration as a European Cooperative we are now vested with legal capacity and capable of acting all over Europe. We have founded C3S at exactly the right time and hope to commence full business operations next year.”

Links:

blog article (English): http://url.c3s.cc/blog20140331en
press release (English, PDF): http://url.c3s.cc/press20140331en

blog article (German): http://url.c3s.cc/blog20140331de
press release (German, PDF): http://url.c3s.cc/press20140331de

About the C3S

The C3S started in 2010 as an initiative for the founding of a modern
collecting society for music.
An increasing number of musicians can not, or do not want to, be
represented by the GEMA. The C3S is conceived as a European cooperative
association (not as an economic association), where all users have the
same right to vote (not only those with a high income). It is the goal
of the C3S to use modern communication technology in order to enable
uncomplicated processing and optimal fairness of distribution.
Unlike the exclusive representation of an artist’s full catalog of
works, which is required by the GEMA, the C3S will allow the licensing
of individual works. Apart from the classical copyright, the support of
all Creative Commons licensing contracts will for the first time create
market equality for alternative licensing concepts. After the successful
start in Germany, the area of certification will be gradually expanded
all over Europe.