Work type: Choreography

Did you know that the composition and arrangement of dance movements and patterns are copyrightable? Let’s say you are a choreographer and you’ve come up with a new dance routine. Are you sure that no one will copy it and use in their dance show? Most likely not, at least until you take care of the copyright protection.

A work is protected by copyright the moment it is created, but you can’t prove that you are the author, until you certify your creation. So, how exactly can you protect your work and make money on it?

Because all copyrighted works must be “fixed in a tangible medium of expression,” choreographic works are typically submitted on video recording or exact written notation of the choreography in text or on tape. Make sure that your work is original and in a tangible form. Go to UDIAR main page, create an account, fill out the required information and upload your work. You will get an official certificate with legal confirmation of copyright, which is valid in all countries that signed the Berne Convention.​ It will help you to be protected from plagiarism. It gives you an opportunity to monetize your works by providing licenses for use and distribution. You can provide free access to your works by Creative Commons license or sign commercial license and permit the licensee to use intellectual property in return for compensation.

To sum up, copyright registration is the best thing you can do in order to protect your creation. So, you won’t be scared to publish or share your works and will be inspired to create more!