Archive for March, 2010
We have added some new features to Safe Creative we think you might find interesting:
- Automatic registration through RSS feeds
- Cease and desist letters
- Possibility to allow specific uses of works
Automatic registering through feeds
The automatic feed registering is used to automatically register the posts on a blog as they get published. To use it you have to associate the feed with a previously created profile.
To access the functionality you have to go to “My account” / Registration feeds. Once there you can enlist the direction introducing the RSS feed, blog address, selecting the content type, the registration profile, etc.
On your blog, preferably in the bottom of the page or other area to which access may be permanent, you have to publish one of the verification codes Safe Creative creates so that our bot will be able verify that the blog is yours.
You can also register file feeds, image feeds such as Flickr, Zooomr, or podcasts introducing the the specific feed for those contents.
Sending letters by incidences of works (Cease & Desist)
In the case or event of your work being plagiarized or used in an allegedly unlawful manner now you can send Cease and Desist letter directly from Safe Creative. You can select the option from the dropdown menu next to each copyrighted work. The system will generate a letter requesting to stop such activities to the person allegedly infringing your copyrights.
To complete the letter you have to get the email address of the alleged offender. He or she will receive an email from Safe Creative with a link that allows him or her to answer. When the issue gets answered you will receive notification of it by mail. Upon receipt of that response you can decide new actions to take. Before using this utility we highly recommend you to seek the advice of an attorney.
Requests for specific uses in works
If you use “all rights reserved” or some of the creative commons licenses with one or more restriction, you might want to make it simple for third parties to request you uses not covered by default. To enable the system to grant specific permission you need to go into editing your work and check the box under the license that says “Allow users to request other usages and rights.”
When that box is checked a new icon will appear in the registration display page. Through this icon other users can request you the use of your work under conditions not covered by default by just filling a simple form.
From the panel for works tracking, you always can either accept or reject the proposal.
March 30th, 2010
ART (Automatic Registering Tool) is a program that registers your works from the very moment you finish them.
ART is now available as a beta program and with it you can convert folders of your computer into automatic copyright registration offices. So simple and so safe.
1.- Download and install ART
2.- When you start the program it will open your browser to log you into your account in Safe Creative. This way you can give the program permission to register your works.
3 .- Back with ART now you can select the folder or folders in your computer whose contents are automatically to be recorded in Safe Creative (1) – for each folder you have to indicate which registering profile will apply to the contents inside (2) – You might easily activate or stop the automatic registration of each of your folders (3).
That’s about all. Simply put in the folder or folders the works you want to register and they will be automatically recorded. Keep in mind you should have separate folders for different kind of contents such as pictures, writings, programs, songs, etc.
By clicking the “x” symbol to close the program it actually will continue to work in the background. To totally exit the application you will have to hit the door icon with an arrow at the tool bar. If you just want to stop the upload of works you only have to hit button “stop”.
If you are not familiar with the registration profiles know then that those are patterns you can configure at your account in Safe Creative (see Figure), indicating in each one which type of work and the license that will apply to whatever is registered with that profile. You do also state if the record will be private or public, if download will be permitted and if the information page will give a pseudonymous or the real name of the author, etc.
March 17th, 2010
There’s now available an option to register works with more than one rights holder. Initially it has been created as a basic operation that will be developed based on the feedback we receive. In addition to complement this functionality and to add more information to the copyrighted works now you can also add files to accompany the registrations.
Feature included in Premium and Professional Account.
How does it work in a few steps (.PDF):
- You can add rights holders both in pre-registrered and registered works.
- Go to “My Works” and in the dropdown menu on the right you have the option “Add rights holders”
- A new window will open where you can write the emails of other rights holders separated by a comma in case they are more than one. You can select whether these people (or person) are authors, authors and copyright holders or holders of rights. You can also establish whether they can make changes or entries in the registration form of the work.
- SafeCreative will send an email with a link to that persons and they may either accept the request, so that the work will also appear in their listings, or reject it. Although the email can be other than the one the user might have in SafeCreative, he or she may log in with the normal account and accept or reject the authorship so the work will appear in the right account.
- You can view the status of invitations you’ve sent by clicking on the icon of “rights holders” that will appear next to each work.
- Optionally you can upload files to accompany the work, as a text file explaining the rights holdings, sketches for a work, physical details of a sculpture, etc.. The option appears also in the dropdown menu at the right of each registration.
- This is how we can see the public display of registration information.
- Questions, suggestions can be sent to us through the Contact form.
March 2nd, 2010