Protect your creative work by registering copyright
In France, all original creative work is protected by copyright. The Acts of 11 March 1957 and 3 July 1985 mention the right of exclusive ownership of a work by its creator, the right on exploitation and the right to authorize or refuse use by a third party.
Articles L.111-1 and L.123-1 of the Intellectual Property Code specify that the author shall enjoy the music copyright during their lifetime. Upon their death, this right is transferred to their heirs for a period of 70 years thereafter. Music protection is therefore granted as soon as the work exists, but in the event of plagiarism, it is advisable to be able to prove ownership by more secure options.
As explained above, musical copyright is automatically conferred. Nevertheless, to reliably protect their creative work, authors should register their music or copyright with an organization, a governmental agency or companies specialized in the protection of music copyright.
The authenticity and ownership of a musical work can be protected by SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Music Publishers) provided that at least 5 works are filed with them, including one already being reproduced. The SNAC (National Union of Authors and Composers) and the INPI (National Institute of Intellectual Protection) also provide music protection, as do lawyers and attorneys. This procedure does have a cost for the author and can be a long and drawn-out process depending on the intermediary chosen.
However, SACEM does ensure the authorship of the work and also manages the payment of royalties.
In order to simplify the procedure, Fidealis, a company specialising in secure, online timestamping and copyright protection, takes care of all the formalities needed to register music copyright. It immediately protects your work thanks to tamper-proof tools:
From the second half of 2013, FIDEALIS will ensure, via its web content capture system “Pirascan”, that any creative work will be monitored on the Internet in order to detect any use of it on the World Wide Web.
FIDEALIS offers packages to protect your work effectively and at the best price, starting from 95€ per creative work.
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