Commonly Asked Protection Questions

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

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

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

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

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

When a work has been created by two or more authors, you may want to record both authors in a work’s registration so both names appear on the work’s information page and any eventual Registration Declaration.


In order to attach an additional author to a work:


Select My Works and locate the record you want to manage

Click on the work’s edit icon

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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

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Copyrighting Works is Optional


Registering work is an option available to the author. The copyright of a work belongs to its author upon the mere creation of the work, regardless if registered or not. Some legislation requires the registration of a work in order to benefit a variety of additional legal damages in the event of misuse, or copyright infringement.


Benefits of Registering... 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

A copyright protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and architecture.  The duration of copyright protection depends on several factors.  For works created by an individual, protection lasts for the life of the author, plus 70 years.  For works created anonymously, pseudonymously, and for hire, protection lasts 95 years from the date of publication or... Read more