Technical description of the guarantees offered

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.

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Works’ format: Traditional registries have specific rules many times quite outdated.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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