Delay in U.S. Copyright Office submitted applications

U.S. Copyright Office 2013-10-10 11-11-06Because of the U.S. Government shutdown the U.S. Copyright Office is also closed. Still they are accepting submissions of works through the digital channel we are using to send works for registration, so ve encourage you to keep on sending your works to through Safe Creative’s system as the U.S. Copyright Office confirms it will respect the date and hour of presentation. Anyhow, the resolution of the case may delay some additional time depending of the lasting of this shutdown.

Remember that to uso this service you have to have a Safe Creative’s Professional Account.

Introducing CreaTVplace in the International Film Festival of Sant Sebastian

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In the context of the International Film Festival of Sant Sebastian, Safe Creative introduced CreaTVplace, the marketplace for TV formats.

Juancho Redondo, Safe Creative advisor, along with representatives from Google, EGEDA and Telefonica Spain, discussed the need to adapt the solutions offered to the creators and businesses to the digital reality they are living. In this context CreaTVplace commitment is to encourage the direct and secure establishment of contact between TV format creators and producers and televisions around the world thanks to the added assurance of registration of the displayed content in Safe Creative.

CreaTVplace starts off with the aim of remedying many of the difficulties that are not only the own of the creators of TV formats, but also those ones producers and distributors face when they often fail to contact the talent into bringing new ideas to expand their business opportunities and compete globally in the best conditions and with lower uncertainty.

Academic Plagiarism

When we talk about plagiarism we usually refer to people using somebody elses work as their own. Imagine someone using your picture in a magazine and not only not crediting you, but passing the picture as his own. The same happens with music, books, articles and so on.

What drives someone to be a plagiarist? Lack of time, of self-esteem… imagination.

Truth is never too simple, and less when we deal with plagiarism in the academic field. For  instance we have seen politicians having to resign after found evidence of plagiarims in their PH thesis.  What is different, special in academic plagiarims that deliver such consequences so long in time. OnlineUniversities.com has writen a very clarifying article about plagiarism. This article we highly recommend to take a look at will tell you about the blurred lines of academic plagiarism and will show you that far from just a few types of plagiarism, there are plenty, and sometimes students, and researches, do not even notice them.

This is plagiarism. It is not a new concept. People have passed the work of others off as their own, for centuries. The ease with which people can plagiarize today, however, is new. As technology reshapes learning, and more degree programs become available online, plagiarizers are finding new ways to not do their work. A study done by iParadigms, and reported by Marc Parry in The Chronicle of Higher Education, shows that high school and college students do most of their plagiarizing through social media and sharing sites, such as Facebook and Wikipedia.

 

Improving Safe Creative: Dropbox, Argentinian legislation and CreaTVPlace

dropboxWe are pleased to share with you a series of improvements we have introduced to Safe Creative’s accounts; Integration with Dropbox and Argentinian legislation for users with accounts with legal assistance service that wish to hire it as well as to remind you the imminent release of CreaTVplace:

  • Do you use the popular service Dropbox to store your backup files in the cloud and in all your devices? Well if so, or if you plan to use it, and have hired a Safe Creative premium, professional or corporate account, now you can set your account to automatically register your original works you keep in your local Dropbox folder.
  • Now you can hire, starting from the professional account, the Argentinian legislation for legal queries on issues relating to copyright adapted to the laws of that country. It can be hired when purchasing the professional or corporate account, or can be added if you already hired any of those account types.

Automated Registration from Dropbox

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CreaTVplace will be online soon: The space to safely promote your TV Formats

The new registration platform and marketplace to promote television formats creatvplace.com will launch soon, and as an introductory offer, Safe Creative users who have registered TV formats and want to get them to the main television and production companies, can use the promoting services for free and without any commitment for the rest of this year.

I have read and agree to the terms of use of CreaTV Place.

Remember that in order to access to this promotion you need to have your TV Formats correctly registered in it’s category.

https://www.safecreative.org/creatv-place

Will registration protect all my rights when I upload my content to Youtube?

This is a recurrent question, nevertheless not frequent, but worth mentioning. Short answer is: No. A longer approach requests a bit more text:

1) As author of an original work you have all the rights upon that work whether you register it on official or private institutions or not. Registrations are declarative: Thet do not give any rights as you already have them all (still there are some remarks you should consider).

2) This being said, when you agree to use a publishing platform such as Youtube, you are also accepting their terms of use; which means you are agreeing to giving them some rights upon your works. If you don’t agree with those conditions, you can either try to negotiate them or not use the service at all.

3) That you have now all the rights of a work doesn’t mean you will always keep them because, yes as you guessed, if you voluntarily give some of them away, you no longer have them all. No matter you registered or not. Both are separated issues.

This said it’s always highly convinient to register your works because even if you plan to give some rights, there’s always the possibility that either Youtube (unlikely) or some other third parties might not respect the terms of use of that agreement. In those cases to have an early authorship evidence is always key in order to defend your rights and or to negotiate.

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Registration is not compulsory, so I need to do it

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The truth is that registration of works is not necessary nor compulsory in order to have all your rights reserved. So the question usually is: Then why should I register my contents for?

Well, the fact is that despite the kind of copyright declaration you want to make, or your philosophy, some kind of infringement might happen. Yes, that is true.

You can do your best to avoid willing and or unwilling  infringement, but it can happen. An when something you don’t like happens is clearly better to have evidence of your authorship constructed in advance than trying to build it afterwards. Actually judges use to see suspicious to try to generate that evidence after the damage has been done than before.

So, in Safe Creative, we think that by registering with a private registration system like ours you have the best simple tools to minimize the natural risks that exist:

  • First: by being able to put labels or links to the registration information page so dissuading infringers and providing key information and
  • second: by having an early evidence to be in a stronger possition in any negotiation or legal conflict

 

 

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