Copyright Questions

Copyright Explained

Many people are unsure about Copyright Law and so we would like to inform you about some basic principles of copyright.

Firstly, you cannot buy a copyright. Copyright does NOT come into existence by registering something. The law states that copyright exists from the moment your work is put into a tangible form. e.g. a computer file, a printed document, a USB backup etc. Once you've done this, then you've legally become the copyright holder.

So, why register your work?

Registering your work with Copyright House gives you physical proof that you were in possession of a particular work at a certain date and time. If anyone else registers that work or claims to be the creator of it at a later date, you have objective proof of your registration.

About Copyright House

Copyright House is a private limited company registered in the UK in 2009. We currently operate in 40 countries worldwide. Your files are uploaded through a secure private server using an "Extended Validation (EV) SSL Certificate". These files are then downloaded, encrypted and stored in fire-proof data safes. Encrypted copies of your files are stored in the strong room of a solicitor's office. Every 3 years we make an extra backup of all registered works to prevent data loss. Our very affordable subscription packages allow unlimited registrations at any time during the subscription. There are no hidden charges, you just pay for your subscription and are allowed to register as many works and updates as you need. We issue a free certificate of registration for each registered work and provide a free certified affidavit (worth £150) if necessary. Registrations are listed free of charge in the Copyright House ® Directory of Registered Works. (Unless you choose to opt out)

Can I register my songs after publishing them on the web?

You can, but it's better to register your songs, artworks, photos, designs or books before you publish them. You may be tempted to show your work on the internet as soon as you've created it. However, you could discover that someone has copied your work and sold it without honouring you. It's not always easy to prove copyright ownership without proof of registration. That's why we always advise you to FIRST register your work BEFORE you make it public.

Is my copyright valid internationally?

Yes, your copyright is valid in nearly all the countries of the world. It is valid in the 171 countries who are signatories of the "Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works". Click for the list of 171 countries who are signatories of the Berne Convention.

Registration Packages

Lifetime Subscription

UNLIMITED Registrations

Free Certificates of Registration

Real Copy Copyright

Free certified affidavit if needed

Secure Uploads

Secure Storage

Full Data Encryption

Free listing in Copyright House directory

30-day Money-Back Guarantee

No hidden costs

UNLIMITED Updates

UNLIMITED GB Space

Register any amount of works at any time, now or in the future

£39

One-time payment for life

10 Year Subscription

Unlimited Registrations

Free Certificates of Registration

Real Copy Copyright

Free certified affidavit if needed

Secure Uploads

Secure Storage

Full Data Encryption

Free listing in Copyright House directory

30-day Money-Back Guarantee

No hidden costs

UNLIMITED Updates

UNLIMITED GB Space

Register any amount of works at any time during your subscription

£29

One-time payment for 10 years

Yearly Subscription

Unlimited Registrations

Free Certificates of Registration

Real Copy Copyright

Free certified affidavit if needed

Secure Uploads

Secure Storage

Full Data Encryption

Free listing in Copyright House directory

30-day Money-Back Guarantee

No hidden costs

UNLIMITED Updates

UNLIMITED GB Space

Register any amount of works at any time during your subscription

£19

Yearly recurring payment

Monthly Subscription

Unlimited Registrations

Free Certificates of Registration

Real Copy Copyright

Free certified affidavit if needed

Secure Uploads

Secure Storage

Full Data Encryption

Free listing in Copyright House directory

30-day Money-Back Guarantee

No hidden costs

UNLIMITED Updates

UNLIMITED GB Space

Register any amount of works at any time during your subscription

£5

Monthly recurring payment

"I am so pleased to have found Copyright House ®, and although a lot of my work was done years ago, at least now I have peace of mind knowing that my work is safe and my rights protected. It is a sound financial investment, because it is not just about the here and now, it is about your peace of mind for the future too, because ideas are dynamic, what is relevant for tomorrow may not be relevant for today. Plus, I am grateful for the time, help and guidance which the company has provided."
Frederique Patterson, Poet.
"What can I say, I am pleased with Copyright House ®. Now my work is safe with the company's care behind it. After their service, there isn't a musician in the UK who wouldn't trust their work to their seal of quality. When looking back over the years I've spent with them, I can say that I am proud to be a lifetime subscriber - for one good turn deserves another. They are a real boon!".
Sebastian Galassi, Satyrist and Composer.
"I joined Copyright House ® because it is very clear and concise and laid out nicely making it easy to understand and simple to use. That's what I like! For me the Five Year Package seems just right at this stage, and nice and manageable. And the fact that one can simply renew the package for a set fee, without any upheaval is great! Also the fees seem reasonable and one gets a good package which equals value for money. Thanks again!"
Tara Della Hopley, Writer.
"After using your service once again today, I would like to express with all sincerity my highest compliments.
Your service is efficient, convenient, simple and particularly economical.
With a really small annual amount you provide a complete and efficient service, up to the highest expectations. Well done!
It is a great pleasure to find a service in a such a perfect blend of competence, honesty and courtesy."
Stefano Marchesotti, Writer, Italy.