Work type: Choreography

The easiest way to claim authorship of a dance is through copyright protection of choreography. 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. With UDIAR you can deposit your work and get authorship proofs in just a few steps. Authorship confirmation will help you to assert your rights, enhance the value of you work and protect against plagiarism.

Copyright is not intended to protect the idea, only the work itself. So, it is important to note that choreography that has not been made into a fixed form is not eligible for copyright protection. Transfer your choreography to a tangible medium. Acceptable media for choreography are film or video recording, or the exact written notation of the choreography in text or on tape.

Copyright allows an artist reproduce or make a copy of the dance work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies to the public, perform the work publicly, display a copy of the dance. 

By depositing your work on UDIAR you keep all the rights on it and can regulate access to your work. Copyright protection of choreography lasts for the life of the author plus seventy years after the author’s death.

With UDIAR you get the proof of authorship, can sell or acquire work rights. Every UDIAR user has an opportunity to monetize protected works in the internal marketplace 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. The rightholder sets terms and conditions for acquiring a license, including price and the period of validity. You can also alienate rights – transfer all rights to your work to another person. 

It is possible to acquire work rights. All works that can be purchased are presented in the market section of the site.