The dawn of 21st century has witnessed a quick rise in the importance of privacy protection. This is because the customer now a days is well aware of their rights. They know about the regulations and can claim if something goes against their will and consent. Copyright disclaimer plays important role in this regard. Also, the world has seen definite expansion and activeness in policies, regulations and laws regarding data and content privacy and protection.
What is Copyright Disclaimer?
Let us take a simple understanding. Forget about the literal meanings of the word ”copyright”. Just look at the word ”copy” which simply means to clone or replicate something whereas ”right” means someone’s claim or something that belongs to someone rightfully. Now joining these both words will clarify your understanding. So, Copyright means you have legal and assignable right to protect, publish, time up, film or promote your content or data.
Copyright disclaimer is that document which consist of the statement claiming ownership of actual content. It also can be utilized to maintain and portray the usage of copyrighted material under ”fair use” purposes.
There are two types of copyright disclaimer which are briefly defined as follows:
Section 107 of Copyright act: This disclaimer is regulated under section 107 of the copyright act. It appears when someone else’s copyrighted content is used. It also contains the statement of ”fair use” to specify the purpose of use which basically prevents against theft.
Original work copyright disclaimer: As the name suggests, this disclaimer is used for the original content to flag your right of ownership over that content. For example, it can be a blog, website, an image, a video, music and even social media content.
Keynote: A fair use statement is actually a statement which clarifies that you are using a copyrighted content but under a purpose that is permitted, approved or protected by law.
What will I get out of it?
The answer to this question relies on how you weigh your content and what worth your content carries in your preference bucket. Obviously when a person has worked on a particular thing for hours, days, months or even years, he wishes to recognize his ownership over that thing. Some plus points are here as follows:
The most highlighted benefit you will get from this disclaimer is legal right of ownership. As your work gets registered under the copyright act 1976 which ultimately proves your ownership and saves you from any legal troubles.
It is a proven preventive measure against those who make unwarranted attempts to steal someone’s content. You can issue a cease notice in such a case.
It gives you validity for your content.
You get a chance to let everyone know that it’s your work! Because disclaimer is registered and mentioned in copyright’s office catalog and public gets to know that you are the owner of your work.
What are the steps to process copyright disclaimer?
Step 1: Firstly, Decide what work is going to be protected by copyright.
Step 2: Secondly, Differentiate! Give a unique symbol to your product or content.
Step 3: Thirdly, Identify a year of publication
Step 4: Give the name of copyright’s owner.
Step 5: You will get a copyright notice ensuring your ownership, attach it with your work.
Step 6: Clarify and mention rights statement. It mentions which rights you have owned. (All rights reserved, some rights reserved & no rights owned)
As the world is transforming into a tech park, choices of customers is also taking a swift shift. Privacy has now become the first thought of every person. So, having a copyright disclaimer helps to protect your data from unwanted thefts and also gives you legal ownership.