Have questions about a copyright? You can send questions related to copyright issues to Onregistry support by opening a Help Desk ticket located under your Onregistry My Account page.
Onregistry’s Licensing Team will typically respond within 24 hours. Response information should not be construed as definitive or absolute, and shall not include the reviewing or drafting of claims, demands, complaints, contracts, reports, opinions, or any... Read more
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
Depending on the type of registered works, the type of account, and account history, a registration and or its works may be reviewed in order to determine if it meets guidelines set by Onregistry. Our reviewer team’s philosophy is based on a number of variables in order to determine what is acceptable for the intended creative field category. Our reviewers may inspect the registration and or the work’s content, in detail. We recommend that you do the same prior to submission in... Read more
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
Registration of Works
Registering your work is completely free. Our search web crawling and monitoring is also free. We’ll search the entire web in order to discover unlicensed use of each work registered. There’s no monthly fee, no surprise pricing, no hidden in the fine print charges, no term contracts, and no up-selling, ever. And no, we don’t ask for your credit card either.
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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
We support authors who use Creative Commons and open licensing. There is no distinction between works published under Creative Commons or standard license terms. Licensing under Creative Commons does not in any way affect your remedies if a work is used outside the license terms. With that in mind, Onregistry recommends that authors choose wisely when selecting a Creative Commons license type as the licenses are non-revocable. Here is a brief summary of two representative Creative Commons... 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
Registering your work with Onregistry is completely free.
Our search web crawling and monitoring is also free. We’ll search the entire web in order to discover unlicensed use of each work registered.
Licensing and Copyright Infringement
Onregistry will only collect a... Read more
All registrations are stored on our secure servers indefinitely for security reasons. They are archived after 12 months but not deleted. All archived registrations and evidences are still valid, but no public information is displayed or provided. Often, archived registrations may return to public display and be manageable if the original account holder decides to again create an Onregistry account.
Revised March 1, 2017
Publication Ref. 0392.3890 EN form... Read more
You must be 18 years of age to create an Onregistry account.
You must be the rightful owner of any works registered.
You may not sign up for an account with identification documents belonging to another individual, share an account with another individual, and/or share content with another Onregistry author without prior consent from Onregistry.
The name in your account must be your full legal name as it appears on your... Read more
Yes. Works registered may be modified. However, the evidence that accompanies the work will record the date modified and in most cases effect the date of the evidence accompanying the work, indicating that it was registered on a previous date and time. Licensing fees may also be modified. Modification to a licensing fee shall apply forward and may not be applied retroactively with any pre-existing licensee.
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Yes, it is an author’s right. It is important that the author be aware that any modification to any license shall be effective for those who license the work after the change takes place. It will not affect those who may have licensed the work prior to such change.
In order to guarantee legal safeguards, it is important that authors/rights holders modifying the conditions in which they make the work available clearly notify existing... Read more