Category: Copyright

Should the work be finished for me to obtain copyright?

No. You obtain copyright automatically from the moment you start creating your work. The work does not need to be completed for you to obtain this right.

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.

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

Regarding Copyright 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

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.

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