Add comment February 26th, 2010
Add comment February 26th, 2010
In just over two years Safe Creative already deals with the recording of works of more than 25,000 creators, a volume that provides useful information and data about the ways people use registration services and licenses depending upon the kind of work or country. To offer this information and share it with all users, we just launched a basic version of a copyright observatory.
Through future releases the amount of information and ways to better configure segmentation information as desired will be expanded.
We can observe some interesting facts like that when talking about “some rights reserved” licenses a minority of registered works allow commercial use, ranging from 10 to 40%. We also note the very large quantities of works allow derivative works, in some cases over 90%.
According to the type of work we find that for drawings, photographs, etc. the percentage of all rights reserved registered works generally exceeds by more than twice those registered with some rights reserved. Regards music, since August 2009 the opposite has happened, probably because the massive records made from Magnatune.com and Jamendo.com, projects that use Creative Commons licenses.
Regarding the differences between countries we can see that the type of licenses that are chosen widely vary among the users of Spain, France, Canada or Argentina for example.
Add comment February 17th, 2010
Safe Creative has become the best and most advanced copyright private registry online. Betting on technology to protect content in the digital age is key to success. However its usefulness stops to be purely theoretical to prove itself worth in practical ways.
In addition to the deterrent effect of the system, Safe Creative is learning about some specific cases in which the registration service has played a key role to protect and defend the rights of authors in conflicts with third parties.
Recently, a novelist, Misk, contacted Safe Creative to acknowledge the role of this registering service to help prove her authorship. She said that recently had a dispute with a publisher who had entered without her consent her novel “Mi Expresión Ondulante” (Safe Creative private registration number 0907044079590) in the Intellectual Property Registry of the Spanish Ministry of Culture.
Thanks to the comfort and the free of charge nature of Safe Creative, the writer was able to early record the authorship of her work as soon as she finished it a few months ago. Confronted with a subsequent registration of the same work in the RPI by an editorial the author contacted the central registry of Spain to claim her full and complete authorship. According to what she tells to Safe Creative, since the RPI could not get any satisfactory answer from the editorial to clarify the issue, the central registry information requested her to bring authorship proofs of her work to which she responded sending the registration certificate made months ago in the Safe Creative copyright registry.
Shortly after that the author received the RPI statement attributing the full authorship of the book to her.
If there is no doubt the she would have been finally able to proof her authorhip even if she had not previously registered the book with Safe Creative – with more or less trouble – it’s for certain that Safe Creative has played a key role to solve the problem in a fast, convenient and satisfying way.
Thus, as we say, there is nothing to lose and yes there is much to gain by registering immediately and freely with Safe Creative.
2 comments February 8th, 2010
Many of you might have noticed some changes in Safe Creative. With some delay we want to go through some of them, but first we wish to clarify that professional features are additional and optional to the free of charge basic registration. During testing period to load credits to acquire these features is also free of charge.
You might be interested to learn about a specific case of practical usefulness of early content registration in Safe Creative. A novelist has been able to demonstrate her authorship against a subsequent registration in an official copyright registry thanks in part to Safe Creative. She had been able to previously and comfortably register her novel as soon she finished creating so an early authorship proof.
There are new advanced features that enable users to perform certain actions and they have these characteristics: 1) to acquire the functionality you only need to exchange it for a few credits you can get free of charge during testing period 2) Having these features allow you to perform certain actions for a year; past that time you can no longer perform these additional actions unless you re-contract the service 3) The works are still accessible and remain with the changes made even if you don’t have the advanced features activated in your account.
As many of you have requested, we have included the possibility of self identification with two new digital certificates, Verisign (international) and FNMT (Treasury of Spain)
We have posted the winners of our API Contest. Soon you’ll have new and easy ways to make your registration at Safe Creative. Stay tuned!
We are very excited to inform that we have just signed a partnership agreement with The ElCosmonauta.es, one of the first and best crow-funding movie projects worldwide, which entrusts the registration of his film and many of its contents to Safe Creative. We want to encourage you to go out and become producers of this fantastic project from just 2 euros.
Also we wish to advance that we have signed an agreement of future close cooperation with Trourist.com. Trourist is a global social network which tries to reduce the gap between tourists and locals. Travelers from all over the world, collaborate to make the most of the knowledge shared by those who don’t want to come up looking like Joe Tourist in their upcoming trips.
We take this opportunity to remind you that if you use customized licenses you need to extreme caution and make sure that the license is written by someone with expert knowledge of legal issues around copyright law. If you add licenses found on the Internet make certain you can use it and that they are rigorous. Put the link where the text of the license can be found and copy paste the text of the license itself in the box we provide in the form. If you have any doubt look for legal advice.
Add comment February 5th, 2010
It’s normal to create several versions of the same original work. For this reason it’s very interesting to somehow link the original work with all these versions.
It’s simple. You have only to clic on the first recorded work at the contextual menu and select recording a new version.
The system will ask you to activate this professional functionality if you haven’t already done so (to recharge points for professional functionalities is free of charge during testing period) and then you will be asked to browse for the new version file. The default system takes the registration data of the earlier work.
Once a new version is registered, the information about any version existing will be displayed in the registration page of all related works.
Add comment February 4th, 2010
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