Safe Creative speaks at WIPO (World Intellectual Copyright Office) important event about private copyright registration services. We have been invited to tell our experience and ideas regards the need to have online private registration services to solve todays and tomorrows creators challenges.
Here some pictures taken at the event:
Maria Pallante head of the US. Copyright Office
Carlos Rubiano opening the panel
Safe Creative en OMPI
Borja Adsuara, Of Counsel, Safe Creative, highlighting some of the main features and proposals of Safe Creative, the leading company committed to create the best solutions for creators to inform about their copyrights and generate legally sustainable authorship evidence in the XXI century:
October 13th, 2011
Safe Creative releases a new homepage.
We’ve simplified the home page with a new design that leads you directly to the basic information about Safe Creative. It is a clearer home with less distractions that provides an easier way to access important information.
Faster and easier than ever! You can already see it on http://www.safecreative.org
We also want to remind you that we have added the USA jurisdiction to our legal services.
This new service will allow Safe Creative users to ask their doubts to legal experts and consult our website’s knowledge database to find information about the jurisdiction of copyright in the United States. This service can be added from any professional or corporate account, or contracted at the same time with these accounts.
Another important news, which demonstrates the seriousness and commitment of Safe Creative to helping all creators to generate strong evidence of authorship, is that Safe Creative is attending, invited by WIPO, to the Conference on Copyright Documentation and Infrastructure.
The World Intellectual Property Organization is organizing this conference to raise awareness among Member States of the importance of documentation systems and management of copyright in the digital age, as well as to highlight some of the leading private registers nowadays. The event will take place in Geneva during the 13th and 14th October. Borja Adsuara, of counsel of Safe Creative, will attend on behalf of the register.
October 6th, 2011
Safe Creative has been invited by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to the Conference on Copyright Documentation and Infrastructure in Geneva October 13th and 14th to talk about private registries, our vision of interoperability and the challenges of the starting digital era. Safe Creative has collaborated in the survey of Private Copyright Documentation Systems and Practices during the past months. Borja Adsuara, of counsel of Safe Creative, will represent the leader online private registry in the meeting.
As you can read in the official announcement: The Conference on Copyright Documentation and Infrastructure is being organized in the framework of the Development Agenda Thematic Project on Intellectual Property (IP) and the Public Domain. The two day event will bring together representatives of governments, national and international public institutions, academics and other stakeholders involved in the copyright industries to address the increasing importance of copyright documentation and infrastructure. The goal of the conference is to raise the awareness of Member States on the linkage between copyright infrastructure and development and to highlight the complexities underlining a vast variety of key issues, including public registration and legal deposit systems, private documentation systems, online licensing tools and practices and the interrelation between copyright infrastructure and access to knowledge.
Survey of Private Copyright Documentation Systems and Practices.
Private copyright documentation, such as rights management information (RMI) and identifiers, may play a crucial role in building a digital environment in which information related to creative material is easily accessible to users. Uncertainty over the status of works and the broad diversity of rights [accessible] within different territories may constitute additional barriers to the proper licensing of content. In this scenario, identifiers can provide an essential support to the copyright infrastructure. For instance, collective management organizations (CMOs) need to build and maintain databases that contain information related to their associates and the repertoire they represent. In addition, it is also necessary to connect national databases to international projects that allow a greater level of interoperability and data exchange among different CMOs. Finally, the panel will provide an analysis of some of the increasingly important private registries, pointing in particular to their specifications with regard to structure and legal effects.
More information here: http://www.wipo.int/meetings/en/2011/wipo_cr_doc_ge_11/index.html
September 27th, 2011
Now you can know who is publishing your desings or images without permission in a simple and efficient way.
You only need a Chrome browser (by now it doesn’t work with others) and Google image search.
Open two windows: one with the photography you want to look for, and the other one with the searcher.
Drag the image to the searcher bar and… voilà!
And remember that in order to report your rights and have a proof of authorship, you have the on-line intellectual property registry of Safe Creative.
June 30th, 2011
We are proud to anounce that another project has started to use our registration services to provided added value to their users. Virtualgallery.com is a very cool startup that allows amazing 3D exploration of virtual galleries.
Just like being in a museum you will be able to browse great creations while listening to high quality music provided by Magnatune.com (oh, yes another partner of us). And the system allows to buy great art in a secure and fun way.
Are you a creator? Do you have great drawings? Are you a collector or a manager? VirtualGallery puts all actors involved in contemporary art closer than ever. Now you can experience the best art right from your computer.
Find out more about VirtualGallery here.
June 13th, 2011
Now you can register your works in the U.S. Copyright Office, easily from your Safe Creative account.
All copyright registrations are filed on your behalf, in your name and are issued directly to you.
With Safe Creative you can manage all information, security and self-management of copyright of your works from a single service.
U.S. citizens are required to register before filing a lawsuit for copyright infringement. If a work is registered either before the infringement takes place or within 3 months of publication then, in the U.S., the copyright holder is eligible for both statutory damages, which can reach $150,000 per infringement, and attorney’s fees. Even though non-citizens can sue for for copyright infringement in the U.S. without a registration being filed, they are only able to claim actual damages, which is the greater of what the copyright holder lost or the infringer gained from the use of the work. In many cases that amount is effectively zero. So if you might ever have cause to sue in the U.S. you should register your work in a timely manner so that you have all of your rights at your disposal.
Safe Creative charges a modest service fee ($25) plus the cost of the copyright office filing fee of $35,
but the free account includes a registration service for free (only office filing fee), the premium account offers 3 free register operations per year, and the professional account: 6
Update 21st February 2012 10:00 UTC: US Copyright Office registration is now available for professional and corporate accounts. Professional accounts have a special offer of 3 free of Safe Creative’s fee registrations, and corporate accounts have an offer of 6 such registrations.*
* Check our prices pages to learn about any changes on this features and limits.
June 7th, 2011
We’re going to direct the Licensing for Commons humanitarian help towards those small projects with big dreamsn, and which have it more difficult when looking for help than important NGOs. One of those projects needs urgent help: Good Samaritan Orphan & Needy School (GSON), also known as the “Bunabumali Orphanage Project“.
Answering to the request of its manager and Safe Creative’s friend Emmanuel Norman, and with the approval of MSF, from now on this project is the one which is is going to recieve the humanitarian contributions.
With Licensing for Commons the diffusion of creativity helps altruistic projects aimed at spreading culture freely (CC) or humanitarian actions (GSON).
About Bunabumali Good Samaritan Orphan project
March 14th, 2011
Madrid, March 9, 2011 .- Creative Commons, Médecins Sans Frontières and Safe Creative have launched Licensing For Commons a new solidarity licensing system that allows authors to channel part or all of the sales or licensing income of specific works to a solidarity action. Médecins Sans Frontières and Creative Commons will be the first organizations to benefit from the system.
The operative is quite simple: when registering a work in the online copyright certification registry Safe Creative, authors might establish what percentage, if any, of the revenue received by licensing or selling the content will be sent to a worthy cause and to what specific organization. From there on, Safe Creative will send those amounts, once genereated by end users purchases, to the referred organizations.
“We wanted,” – says Juan Palacio, CEO at Safe Creative, – “to help transform the dissemination of creativity into solidarity actions too. Our goal is that the Internet shared creativity might become basic support for non-profits.” At launch, the platform allows to choose between two internationally recognized organizations; one for its fundamental work in promoting the open dissemination and protection of culture, Creative Commons, and another for its outstanting humanitarian work, Médecins Sans Frontières.
The author decides the price per copy of their work or licensing agreements to be payed, and notes how much he or she wants to channel to the non-profit. In line with its own values and principles, Safe Creative does not benefit from the use of its platform for Licensing for Commons, as will donate to the same organization and at the same percentage as the author does the proportional cost of the transaction commission.
“Convinced that there is a new reality regards communication and distribution in the field of copyrighted content,” says Juan Palacio, “we have been the first ones to launch, within the online copyright certification service Safe Creative, a platform to allow direct and independent licensing rights with the content rights holders. Now we endow an innovative dimension of solidarity which we call ‘For Commons’ that, in line with the values of Safe Creative, makes possible the transformation in real tangible solidarity of part of the value that people share on the Internet, as each author determines. ”
Safe Creative is an online copyright certification registry in line with the digital reality and new tendencies. It is a Spanish Internet pioneer project that developed the first platform for registering, reporting and self-independently manage copyrights, and open to all possible rights protection policies. There are already more than half a million works enjoying Safe Creative features and more than 50,000 registered creators and rights holders.
Solidarity creativity in one click.
The system uses the licensing and sale platform of Safe Creative and allows, in only three simple steps, to share creativity and solidarity
Update March 14th 2011: Instead of MSF, donations will be able to be made to GSON (Bunabumali Project, Uganda) as urgent help is required there.
March 8th, 2011
We have been focused on new and interesting features to be added to the professional services you might start hiring for the symbolic starting price of just 24 euros per year (premium service).
Among these features I wanted to let you know that statistics are available again. With the free basic service you will see the totals and you might check the “view” link of particular works to see the individual figures.
And if you have the premium service already you will be able to see the graphics and other interesting information. We will be adding more interesting statistical information in the near future.
Also remember that you can use CreativePeople to promote your work. For this reason you might activate your public profile in your Safe Creative account so that other users may see your other works and if you allow it they might contact you.
¡Hey! And Talentyart joins our partners’ family. Check out this interesting project.
Check our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/safecreative
Follow us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/safecreative
February 23rd, 2011
Now TalentyArt users will be able to use Safe Creative’s registration services right from their accounts, in order to create a valid authorship proof as soon as they upload their contents.
Thanks to the double timestamping and other technologies, Safe Creative’s register is the best solution to add value to those user generated content projects that need to protect their users’ copyrights in the digital era.
Projects and end users will find other benefits in Safe Creative, like the self selling and licensing platform. Also end users needing to have accurate information and proof of the license that applies to a specific content at a specific time, will be able to request digitally signed registration declarations.
What is TalentyArt?
TalentyArt is athevirtual portal on contemporary art. An online platform that offers: news, interviews, art, artists of the moment, exhibitions, galleries, museums, schools, courses, events and forums.
A website for artists, galleries, collectors, critics, curators and art lovers, offering various types of services and where you can register and create your own gallery for free.
February 8th, 2011