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Commonly Asked Copyright Questions

A Public Profile page contains basic information about the author/right holder and his or her registered collection of works. The author/rights holder’s personal information is not displayed publically. The Public Profile can be edited within your control panel.

 

Revised March 1, 2017

Publication Ref. 0392.3872 EN form 3872.1/V1.0

Onregistry is the world's first platform to enable independent, direct self-management of copyrights.

 

We provide the creative community intellectual property management using hybrid media recognition and computer vision. Protection begins the moment works are registered in our system. Our web crawlers perform millions of searches over the entire web identifying use of unlicensed work against those registered. We don’t just discover... Read more

Copyright law is a set of rights belonging to the author(s) and or other owners of a registered work. Copyright laws provide procedures in cases of infringement of exclusive rights and the protection of rights of remuneration. 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.

 

Enrollment in a public registry is not mandatory to acquire a copyright or to obtain the protection... Read more

Onregistry will accept the registration of nearly any kind of work so long as it’s in digital form. However, not all types of works are protected by copyright laws. According to the World International Property Organization’s Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, a copyright may be the following:

 

Artistic works: photography, drawings, paintings, designs, three-dimensional models, sculpture, engravings, lithography, comics, and... Read more

Onregistry will find out where your creative works are on the web.

 

Not only is registering your work free. Onregistry’s search web crawling and monitoring is also free. We’ll search the entire web in order to discover unlicensed use of each work registered.

 

Our genius begins with the World Wide Web.

 

The web is currently made up of over 130 Trillion individual... Read more

No. You are not obligated to license the work that you register with Onregistry. However, we do require that all registered works be made available for public view for purposes of copyright verification.

 

Registration is completely free. Our search web crawling and monitoring is included and also free. Onregistry will search the entire web in order to discover unlicensed use of the work registered.

 

Revised March 1, 2017

Publication Ref.... Read more

Onregistry offers three account types:

 

Basic               Free, includes 5 GB Secure Storage, 24/7 Email Support, 0-9 Works Copyrighted

Pro                   Free, includes 100 GB Secure Storage, 24/7 Email & Phone Support, 10-24 Works Copyrighted **

Enterprise       Free, includes 1 TB (1,000 GB) of Storage, 24/7 Email & Phone Support, 25+ Works... Read more

Copyright is a set of laws created by national governments and harmonized, with limited success, by a series of international treaties. Creative Commons, GPL and similar licenses are exactly that, licenses built upon the existing legal framework to allow certain copyright and reuse of work.

 

Creative Commons is not an attempt to replace copyright law. In fact, all of these licenses would become meaningless if modern copyright law were done away with... Read more

If you are the author/rights holder of a work that is being used unlawfully and the work is registered under your account with Onregistry, you have several options available.

 

First, consider are the following:

 

Is the subject work being used for a commercial purpose, or private use? We will not request a license fee or claim compensation in cases where a work is published for private use, such as a personal blog, Facebook, Twitter, or a similar... Read more

When a copyright violation is discovered, it is fully documented by our in-house licensing team. Each incident is reported to the work’s registered author/rights holder. The team then takes the necessary steps to claim compensation for the commercial use of the work on behalf of the rights holder. Licensing personnel are supervised at all times by an in-house legal team. We maintain an alliance with a global network of law firms in order to facilitate cases in North America, Europe and... Read more

Yes. We maintain an alliance with a global network of law firms in order to facilitate cases in North America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.

 

Revised March 1, 2017

Publication Ref. 0392.3899 EN form 3899.1/V1.0

As a general matter, copyright infringement occurs when a copyrighted work is reproduced, distributed, performed, publicly displayed, or made into a derivative work without the permission of the copyright owner (author/rights holder).

 

Anyone who exploits any of the exclusive rights of copyright without the copyright owner's permission commits copyright infringement. If a lawsuit is brought in a court, the infringer will have to pay the copyright owner the amount of... Read more

Below is an overview of copyright infringement penalties by country. It is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for legal advice.

 

Copyright Infringement Penalties in the US

 

Statutory damages for a work registered with the US Copyright Office range from $750 – $30,000 plus attorney’s fees, but in especially egregious cases of willful infringement, courts may award up to $150,000. The author also has the... Read more

When Onregistry discovers a commercial copyright violation, it is fully documented by our in-house licensing team. Each incident is reported to the work’s registered author/rights holder. The team then takes the necessary steps to claim compensation for the commercial use of the work on behalf of the rights holder. Licensing personnel are supervised at all times by an in-house legal team. We also maintain an alliance with a global network of law firms in order to facilitate cases in... Read more

A registration contains all the authorship and copyright information that has been registered at Onregistry for a specific work. The registration provides relevant data that can help authenticate the legal rights holder and provide court-admissible evidence in case of license misuse, or copyright infringement.

 

Registration of works with Onregistry or with a traditional registry such as the U.S. Copyright Office does not need to be exclusive. Authors can strengthen the... Read more

The U.S. Copyright Office (USCO) is part of the Library of Congress in the United States and primarily serving as an office of records where documents related to copyright are stored and recorded.

 

The USCO also plays a role in advising the U.S. government on matters of copyright, including providing reports and assisting with drafting legislation.

 

Why Should One Register with the U.S. Copyright... Read more

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