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 copyright?

Copyright is the legal right to reproduce, sell or license a creative work. In short, the right to copy.

Copyright automatically exists as soon as a creative work is available in a tangible form. This can be a book, an ebook, a CD, a DVD or another medium. Therefore, once you have written your song, your story, your drama, or created your painting or sculpture, then you are automatically the copyright owner.

Copyright gives the creator of an original work, in any medium, protection from that work being copied. These mediums include:

No matter which medium the work is produced in, all other mediums are protected by copyright. For example, a photograph is protected from it being reproduced as a painting, a literary work is protected from it being recorded and reproduced as an audio work etc.
A copyright gives the owner the right to sell, perform or display the work, for both financial and non-financial gain; reproduce the work, in both the original medium or any other medium; create subsequent works based on the original.
A work protected by copyright should only be used with explicit permission from the copyright owner.

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