COPYRIGHT

Estudio DommaThe copyright law protects art, scientific, and literature works, as well as dramma and any other kind of compositions. Other types of works this law grants are drawings, sculpture, painting and architecture, photographs, engravings, films, programmes and software.

This registering protects its author by granting security of exclusiveness to their works and provides them with the faculty of protesting against who may make use of it without the necessary authorization.

Any web page contains information which has important intellectual labour of who has created it; consequently, it is necessary to register the copyright of the page. There are companies which even developed an operative programme for internal use at the working place, which is also recommendable to be registered.

Security: the work whose sample is already part of the register of its author has, through an administrative act (admission), the certainty of its existence on a precise date, its name, its author, translator and content. If it is about a contract, it has the certainty of the date, the content and the contracting parties. Proof of authorship: it is a presumption of authorship which the State grants with a determined date of inscription.

Comparison elements: The registration in the National Direction of the Authorship Rights (Copyright National Register) serves as a comparison element in possible cases of plagiarism or piracy. If this happens to occur, the withheld sample of the work is sent to the Judicial Power in order to be evaluated. Protection to the good faith user: it is presumed that the author, who is said to be so, is the real one according to the certificate of registration, except for proof on the contrary.

Advertising of works and registered contracts: The main function of a register is to be able to show its contents. The information within these registers benefits every people who may be interested in opposing his right to third parties’ rights and in making sure of the feasibility and legitimacy in a contracting.

Dealing with an unpublished idea: if in doubt, loss or conflict, the possibility of opening the envelopes and getting the content certified by the National Direction, upon request of the author.