Copyright in France and Internationally
The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works, which has 177 signatory countries, including France, is based on the principle that an intellectual creation is protected once it is in tangible form.
However, in the event of a dispute, it is essential to be able to prove that you have ownership of the work.
One way to prove this is through Copyright.
With Fidealis, you can provide supporting evidence recognized by courts around the world.
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Definition of Copyright
Copyright gives any physical or legal person the right of monopoly on exploitationover a work. Copyright is normally indicated by this symbol ©. This Copyright logo may also be accompanied by statements such as All rights reserved or All reproduction prohibited which permit the author to inform third parties that their work has been registered and is protected by Copyright.
Although the Berne Convention has established a common framework for the protection of literary and artistic work between its member states, the difference between authors’ rights and copyright can be distinguished.
Copyright is essentially applied in common law countries, but its use in France has multiple interests concerning literary and artistic property as well as industrial property (designs and models, trademarks, patents). Authors’ rights are applied in civil law countries, mostly in France.
The difference lies not so much in protection but in the philosophy of these two legal tools. Copyright protects the author's economic investment more than their attachment to the work, i.e. their moral rights. This is why it is essential to register copyright.
How to register Copyright
For Copyright protection on your work, simply register it on a certified registration system.
At Fidealis, we have been registering Copyright since 2001. As the inventor of real-time registration, as soon as your work is registered on our platform, we officially certify your document with a timestamp and electronic signature.
How does Fidealis Copyright protect me?
For work to be protected in the event of a dispute, copyright protection is often not enough, it is necessary to be able to prove not only authorship but also the prior rights of the author of the creative work in dispute.
Due to timestamping, registration with our services provides irrefutable proof of authorship in the event of a dispute. When your work is registered, an official certificate recognized by courts is issued, valid for life in 177 countries, and which protects against any infringement of rights on creative work. "Who should register copyright?" We recommend that all creators and anyone with an original idea, concept or creative work should register.