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1.- Safe Creative

Safe Creative is the first copyright registry, based on the standards of the Berne Convention (UN), that informs about copyrights allowing rights holders to manage their rights in the Digital Era.

When registering a work, Safe Creative provides information, security and also self-management of copyrights.

Information

Real-time information on copyrights, both for people through web interfaces, information labels, and for applications through semantic technology developed by Safe Creative: Semantic Copyright.

  • Who is the author and how to contact him or her?
  • How can I use this work according to the license?
  • What other works are there with this type of license or protection?

Security

For authors: proof of authorship with a strong irrefutable registration by technological means: deposit of the work, recording of multiple fingerprints and double redundant time stamping.

For works’ users: certainty about the license and permitted downloading of certifications declarations.
Warranties in case of possible future license changes by the author.

Self-management

Digital technology and the Internet make it possible to self-produce and self-distribute contents. Now Safe Creative provides the first platform to enable the independent direct self-management of rights for those creative amateur and professional authors that demand different ways to face the digital challenges of the Internet.

  • Music for videogames.
  • 3D virtual modeling software.
  • Freelance photography.
  • Books self-publishing.
  • Music self-publishing.
  • Etc.

Also, Safe Creative allows the registration of copyrights to authorship rights registered works, showing in the inscription:
– The title of the right,
– the area of operation,
– the time scope and
– the environment in which such ownership is specified.

All this recorded information can be retrieved from our website and documented through our registration declaration note for each registered work.

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Copyright law is a set of rights belonging to authors and other rights owners (performers, producers, broadcasters …). Copyright laws provide procedures in cases of infringement of exclusive rights, protection of rights of remuneration, and, in some jurisdictions, provide moral rights. These laws offer protection to the holder of the copyright, whether the rights belong to the author, a third party, or holders of related rights.

In countries that have signed the main international copyright treaties, such as the Berne Convention, the registration in the national copyright services is voluntary. Enrollment in a public registry is not mandatory to acquire a copyright or to obtain the protection that laws grant to authors and other copyright holders. However, registration does serve to protect those rights, since they create a “iuris tantum”: rebuttable presumption of the existence of those declared rights.

Since international copyright treaties do not require formal requirements to protect the authorship and exploitation rights of works (which generally last for the creator’s lifespan plus 70 years), judges will assess all the evidence presented in case of conflict to resolve the competing rights, whether the evidence comes from public records or not.

Therefore, a private copyright registration has the same effctiveness and the advantage of offering evidence of authorship as public registration would in deterring plagiarism – in many cases free of charge – and has the advantage of generating the strongest technology based global evidence, immediately available and transparent online information, which facilitates interaction between rights holders and the users of the works.

If you want to know more about the Berne Convention you might visit this link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berne_Convention_for_the_Protection_of_Literary_and_Artistic_Works

Also you might be interested into reading some of the following articles:

WIPO and Private Copyright Registrations.

Article about national and international effectiveness

Effectiveness in Spain (in Spanish): http://es.safecreative.net/2009/02/24/eficacia-juridica-y-probatoria-de-las-inscripciones-en-el-registro-de-safe-creative/
In Mexico (in Spanish): http://es.safecreative.net/2011/06/06/validez-como-prueba-del-registro-safe-creative-en-mexico/
In Argentina (in Spanish): http://es.safecreative.net/2011/05/16/%C2%BFes-posible-el-registro-de-obras-en-internet-validez-de-safecreative-en-argentina/
In the USA: http://en.safecreative.net/2009/04/06/legal-and-evidential-effectiveness-of-inscriptions-in-safe-creative%e2%80%99s-register/
Register your works in USCO with Safe Creative: http://en.safecreative.net/2011/06/07/register-your-works-in-the-u-s-copyright-office-from-safe-creative/

Rights: http://www.safecreative.org/work/1109270148319

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Ensuring the integrity of the registered work:

The registration record is accompanied by a digital copy of the copyrighted work or of a representation or description sufficient for unambiguous identification of the content.

In conducting the registration, the computer system uses two functions or algorithms to generate two different keys, of which each separately can be used at any time to check the integrity of the file.

Three keys are extracted from the deposited file: one usding a MD5, the other using a SHA1 algorithm and the other using a SHA 512 algorithm.

With this system the proof that guarantees that the file has not been modified is based on the fact that it relates not only to a single hash code, but to three different ones simultaneously.

The technical assurance of the integrity of a file that can simultaneously address two key hashes is absolute.

Registration date guarantee:

To also offer a reliable and irrefutable guarantee of the accuracy of the registration date, the system uses time stamping technology, and as it does with the file integrity identification keys, it is also applied reduntantly by stamping one time stamp to the registered file keys with Safe Creative’s time stamp server, and over this time stamp applying a second one from Firma Profesional (Ministry of Industry of Spain homologated time stamp server) thus demonstrating the exact coincidence of dates in both servers at the moment it happened and therefore a total accuracy.

http://en.safecreative.net/faqs/safe-creative-and-traditional-registries/

Safe Creative and traditional registries

What is the difference between registering at Safe Creative or at a traditional copyright official registry?

When authors register their works on a copyright registry, they are creating an authorship proof they might use in case it’s needed.

Safe Creative adds long requested values to improve security and legal enforcement to the new dimensions of copyright:

Works’ format: Traditional registries have specific rules many times quite outdated. For instance they state that for musical creations it’s mandatory to provide a score and do not allow the MIDI or .ogg nor .mp3 formats.

New licensing options: Besides authorship in Safe Creative, you can state the exploitation rights policy you want, as well as the most common open or copyleft licenses.

Global: As official copyright registries are national, you are limited to a territory. Safe Creative receives and gives information worldwide, so you can search for registered works in other countries.

Free of charge: Safe Creative has a basic service which is free of charge. Anybody can use it not needing to spend any amount of money.

Agility: Being an on-line service, authors can modify the rights they keep on their works. The registry keeps track of the license changes and end-users can check the actual rights at any moment.

Anyway, the deposit of a work in a traditional registry and in Safe Creative are not excluding. Authors can strengthen the authorship proof by registering in both systems.

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Safe Creative needs certain rights to register, make available the work and other purposes (such as indexing, streaming,…), so the user must authorize this. This authorization excludes any act of exploitation different from the uses strictly listed above, which does not affect the commercial use of the work.

Users can register on Safe and not give any right, but then the registration will have to be private; Safe Creative will then not allow the download the work by others, nor will be possible to turn some professional services on, or anything else than just storing the work.

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Basic registration Account is free of charge

The price of the Premium, Professional and Corporate accounts can be found at http://www.safecreative.org/pro

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