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F.A.Q.

Copyright

1. What is copyright?
It is the exclusive right of the maker of a work of literature, science or art to publish and multiply his work. 

2. Should I register my work for it to be protected?
No. BIP does not provide for registration of copyright. Copyright is not bound by registration procedures. A work is considered to be protected by copyright from the moment it comes into existence. This is in accordance with the Berne Convention. The Berne Convention is an international treaty that regulates the protection of literary and artistic works. Curaçao is a party to this treaty. This implies that literary and artistic works are protected independently from registration formalities.
It should be taken into account that various countries provide registration of works for the purpose of, for example, identifying and distinguishing titles of works. But we do not do so.

3. If copyright does not require registration, how can I prove that I am the author?
It is recommendable for authors to put a date on their works. In the case of paintings and drawings it is less difficult. On the work itself you can see who is the author. But in the case of, for example, a musical composition it is more difficult. It is for this reason that it is important to put a date on each part of the rough draft of the work.
In addition to this BIP provides the i-Envelope service as a solution. The author can use the i-Envelope for works that are not yet known to the public. The i-Envelope is a good means of recording the creation date of a work.

4. Is the ISBN a form of copyright registration? 
No. The ISBN is an international number system to catalogue books. By means of this number books can be distinguished from each other. An ISBN number does not grant copyright protection. You have this right the moment you create your work.

5. Should the work be finished for me to obtain copyright? 
No. You obtain copyright automatically the moment you start creating your work. The work does not need to be completed for you to obtain this right.
 

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