Soundreef and Safe Creative announce strategic collaboration

Safe Creative on Soundreef


Soundreef and Safe Creative are happy to announce the beginning of a collaboration agreement that will develop during 2015. The coming months will be an exciting time for both companies as they work together to develop and provide a greater service to their members, encapsulating royalty collection and copyright services.

The European Commission’s recent directive regarding copyright and related rights has created an environment in which artists have the possibility to effectively maximize their royalties and protect their creativity with new digital technologies. Soundreef and SafeCreative are front runners in this revolution and with artists increasingly looking for new solutions to ever growing demands, continuous development is the only answer.


Royalty collection

Soundreef provides high quality background music for every type of business around the world and it licenses music for live events gathering and distribute royalties to the artists. A more efficient and transparent system for artists with clear reporting and payments is the core value.


I believe that Safe Creative and Soundreef are two companies that are leading a new European revolution in the music industry,” said Francesco Danieli, CEO of Soundreef. “It makes sense for these two companies to partner up to help artists save money, protect their rights and collect their royalties.


We are excited that Soundreef is joining us in the mission to provide creators with strong authorship proofs, as according to the Berne Convention,” said Juan Palacio, CEO of Safe Creative. “At the same time, our users will find Soundreef to be one of the most thriving communities to help them make the most of their music.


The automatic registration service on Facebook has stopped working

Recently, Facebook has unexpectedly changed the technical specifications that allows it to interact with external services.
facebook iconThis change restricts the permissions of external aplications. Therefore, the automatic registration service provided by Safe Creative no longer has access to the users’ walls on Facebook, thus we can’t register those using the hashtag #SafeCreative.
For this reason, unconnected to us, this service isn’t operational anymore. In the following days we’ll proceed to delete this option from our menu for automatic registrations.
If you’d like to have any further information, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.

E-mail certifications using Mailstamper

Last month we included our mail certification service, Mailstamper, as part of Safe Creative’s user accounts. Mailstamper allows you to generate a certificate that can act as evidence of the exact date, content and recipients of any e-mail. This certificate can then be used to demonstrate to any entity a record of correspondances.


You can access it witihin “Services” by clicking on “E-Mail Certification”. Once you’re there, all you need to do is enable the service. Then, every time you need to certify an e-mail, you just send it as normal but CC as another recipient.


In case you haven’t yet, activate your mailstamper now.

Users of Professional Accounts already have 50 free certifications, which you can update anytime you need.

When to use them? We would advise our users to so, anytime you reach a commercial agreement, or send a copy of your original work to a client. First of all, it’s a very practical deterrent to anyone who might try and steal your work. Secondly, you now have legal evidence.

Users of Agent Accounts can also certificate as many works -and related files-, as needed right from Safe Creative.


Click here for further información.

Please, contact us if you have any questions.


New homepage and Copyright Agent Account

We’re starting the new year presenting some very exciting news.

The first one of these is the most evident: after a long time, we have finally renewed our homepage. We hope you like the new modern look, which contains more information about us and how the registry works.

Screencap of our new homepage.


The homepage isn’t the only thing that’s changed. The individual look of each control panel is different now. Depending on your model of account (basic, professional or agent), you’ll see one of these:

Basic account, preview. profesional_en Agent account, preview.

And this is exactly what the rest of our news are about: the changes we’ve made on account models.


The first one deals with copyright inscriptions (which is different from registrations). One example: You are a writer, and you commission some illustrations for your new novel. You aren’t the author of these illustrations, but you do have the right to use them in your work.

From now on, users of professional accounts can make as many copyright inscriptions as they need, without any limit, something that used to be an exclusive feature of corporate accounts.


Lastly, we have improved and specialized the corporate account in order to answer the needs of professionals dedicated to the individualized counseling, registering, managing and protecting of copyright. It’s our new account for copyright agents.

By using it, law offices and agents can offer their clients the services of registration and digital certification of Safe Creative. And they will have access to two new products which are intended to provide solid evidence in cases of copyright infringement.

  • Certification of web contents.
  • Certification of the sending date, content and recipients of emails.

This new account includes an integrated service of document management, that allows to admin and guard not just the registrations and generated evidences, but any other document in relation to your clients, registrations or works.


In our prices’ page you have all the detailed information about each account and the details to purchase them.


If you like the new images featured in our homepage, you can find more at the following links, all of them under free licenses: ;

We’d like to thank the authors of the photographies:

Using Safe Creative on Facebook to solve plagiarism cases

fb_icon_325x325Today we can say that almost more important than winning in a trial is not having to end up having one in the first place.

With plagiarism issues such processes are always uncertain and costly, even when there’s already sufficient evidence of authorship to win.

On the other hand large technology companies like Facebook, Amazon or Google have become essential institutions to resolve cases of plagiarism or misuse of works online.

We recently reported a case of success in Amazon, and a few days ago we were informed of another success story this time in Facebook in which the fact of having the work registered was key to solve the problem quickly without having to engage in a legal battle.

yoMatías Del Carmine, manager of two great Facebook communities devoted to design issues – Matías en el Mundo and the popular Aikido de Oficina – relates us his story: The case began because when “another fanpage took a logo of mine without permission. I had it registered using Safe Creative so I sent a request to Facebook to remove the infringing content, and Facebook agreed“, and added:” I sent the complaint through their copyright violation form together with some screenshots of the copyright registration page of my logo in Safe Creative as proof that it was mine”. As the registration is so comfortable, economical and efficient to solve problems like this in the most important social networks, he tells that “from that moment on I began to systematically register all the cartoons and drawings I use to publish on my fanpages


In Safe Creative we firmly believe that providing tools for authors to report the fact of registration and existence of copyrights is fundamental for a better use of the possibilities that Internet also gives us through these tech giants.

If you know more success stories like this, please write us via our Facebook page or our contact form.

The New Design of Safe Creative is Here


Hi there! The new design of Safe Creative is now online. With control panel, cleaner, better and soon with great improvements. Hope you enjoy it!

Legality and national and international legal effectiveness of Safe Creative’s Copyright Registration Service

There is little doubt about the legality and legal effectiveness of Safe Creative´s private copyright registration. When dealing with copyright, any evidence, public or private, is admissible; being the one provided by Safe Creative very robust (it uses triple fingerprinting “hash” and double timestamp)…

Most registries, including those offered by the states, have the basic value of a presumption and can be challenged by any rebuttal allowed in a trial. *


If before sharing and disseminating a work, authors record their authorship at Safe Creative it will be impossible for anyone else to make another certificate with the same technological robustness and at an earlier date.

All signatory states of the Berne Convention included in their laws that the generation of copyrights corresponds to the author by the mere fact of the creation of a work, so in all of them is therefore legal and valid any authorship evidence based on technology, such as the one Safe Creative provides.940px-Berne_Convention_signatories.svg

As an example we have seen in previous blog posts the policy development confirming its validity in law as Argentina or Mexico.

With regard to the Spanish law we want to share this concise report by Borja Adsuara, law professor, lawyer and legal advisor in the field of information technology that supports the usefulness and legal validity of the registration at Safe Creative.



Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (WIPO) of 9 September 1886.

Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996, of 12 April, approving the revised text of the Law on Intellectual Property, the regularizing, clarifying and harmonizing the existing legislation on the subject.

281/2003 Royal Decree of 7 March, Regulation of the General Registry of Intellectual Property is approved.


1. The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic September 9, 1886 Works, says in its Article 5: Rights guaranteed (as revised Convention held in Berlin in 1908, contained in the present Act of 1971 Paris Convention): 2) the enjoyment and exercise of these rights shall not be subject to any formality

2. Spanish Intellectual Property Law (Royal Legislative Decree 1/1996, of April 12), in Book One (of authors rights), Title I (General Provisions) states: Article 1 Incurrence: Intellectual Property of a literary, artistic or scientific work is for the author by the mere act of its creation.

3. And later, the Spanish Intellectual Property Law, in Book III. (From the protection of rights under this Act), Title II. (The Registration of Intellectual Property) provides: Article 145.3: “It shall be presumed, unless proven otherwise, that the rights are registered and belong to their owner in the form specified in the respective record.”

4 .Regulation of the Spanish Intellectual Property General Registration (Royal Decree 281/2003 of 7 March) says the same in his 27 Article. Effectiveness of registration: 1, unless proven otherwise, it is presumed that the registered rights exist and belong to their owners in the form specified in the respective records.

5 In the preamble to Regulation (2nd paragraph) states: “In addition, a main feature of this registration institution is of a voluntary and non-constitutive character of the inscriptions for the protection that the copyright law gives which reinforces the idea that the “official” registration rights protection is not necessary.


1 The “official” Intellectual Property Registration under the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, is declarative and voluntary, and not constitutive of rights, as it is, for example, the Industrial Property Registration.

2 It is not necessary, therefore, the recording in it of the existing intellectual property to be protected, and any evidence admissible in law can be provided to evidence the authorship.

3 The existence of a public register does not affect the legality of private records, which have the legal effectiveness of a private document, exist throughout the world and are recognized and valued by WIPO.

Borja Adsuara


* Notice that the United States Copyright Office is mandatory for those US citizens that wish to be able to sue in case of copyright infringement and opt to statutory damages and other advantages. For other citizens of other countries also registration is mandatory if they wish to take advantage of this in the USA.

Download the official Safe Creative app for free


The new official Safe Creative’s app for Android devices is available for free now!

Now you’ll be able to easily register all your pictures, videos or other files as soon as you create them right in your smartphone or tablet.

You can install it by visiting this link:

Puedes instalarlo haciendo clic aquí:



or reading this QR code:

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Soon it will also be available por iOS devices (Apple iPhone)

Any suggestion to make this app better, please send it to us here: 

WIPO and Private Copyright Registrations

The World Intellectual Property Organization says in its official web about the “Copyright Registration and Documentation” (1):

Principle of Protection without Formalities

The prohibition of formalities for copyright protection is the result of a historical process.

Before the 1886 Berne Convention, each country had its own rules for recognition of copyright in a work. Consequently, authors had to comply with formalities on a country-by-country basis.

The Berne Convention introduced the principle that authors in Union countries need only comply with the formalities imposed by the country of origin of a work.

This rule was replaced in the 1908 Berlin revision of the Convention by the current principle of formality-free protection, reflected in Article 5(2) of the present Paris Act 1971, according to which the enjoyment and the exercise of copyright shall not be subject to any formality.

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