What documents are needed to certify authorship

In order to get a professional consultation on this issue we contacted the lawyer of ExpertMusic portal.

According to current legislation no registration (or other formal procedures) of a creative product is necessary for creation, implementation or protection of a copyright (automatic protection principle stipulated by Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works).

But in practice, authors may face the necessity to prove their intellectual property right in advance in order to protect themselves from loss or non-recognition of copyright.

The main method of protecting a copyright in advance is to prove the existence of copyright items as of a certain date.

The most common ways to provide evidence of existing copyright items include: publishing or depositing a creative work, notarial certification of the date and time of signing a copy, using special Internet services.

At the same time all the above mentioned methods only allow to confirm the existence of a creative work as of a certain date as well as the information about the author stated on the copy of a creative work.
EXPERTMUSIC IS SUPPORTED BY THE APPLICANT FORM OF AUTHORITY

ExpertMusic company practice declarative authorship principle, in accordance with which it is sufficient to submit a document specifying the following:

- the list of tracks (the name of each track);

- the author/co-author of music (full name or a pseudonym).

In case of any disputes it is advisable to provide data about the publication/depositing/registration of a creative work.

THE AUTHOR IS FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VALIDITY OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BY EXPERTMUSIC

We hope that you have received an exhaustive answer to one of the most popular questions asked by Authors to our specialists of ExpertMusic Support Service.

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ExpertMusic team.


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