Copyright House Directory

We have opened the Copyright House Directory. The directory shows a list of registered works with Copyright House, including the title of registered works, author, registration id of the work, date and time stamp, security code and other information submitted during copyright registration.

You are a creative, artistic person. You probably have friends and contacts of a similar artistic nature. Why not do them a favour and tell them about Copyright House? You can do that very easily on our Friends page. We make it easy for you to send an email about us, or to post onto social networking sites with just a single click.

Do you have a website of your own? You can put a link to Copyright House on your site by going to our Link to us page. Simply copy and paste the code.

What is Poor Man's Copyright?

Poor man's copyright is a cheap, but in our opinion less effective way of protecting your work. It is achieved by sending the artistic work to yourself and instead of opening the envelope, you leave it closed. The postal stamp would then serve as a proof that you're the owner of the work. However, poor man's copyright can easily be forged. You could send the envelope to yourself without properly sealing it, then at some point in the future enclose any work you like. You could also change the date stamp on the envelope. It is for these reasons that poor man's copyright is not a greatly effective method of protecting your work against infringement. In a court of law it is very unlikely that it would prove your copyright ownership.

We would say that it's much better to go for the far more secure proof of copyright ownership that is provided by an independent, third-party copyright registration service. Copyright House gives you an easily affordable, independent third-party proof of copyright ownership. Once you are signed up you can register new works, or update already registered works, completely free of charge.

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