Work type: Software and computer games

Many software authors do not take advantage of copyright protection and they risk facing infringement. Your IT code is a creative work that belongs to you. It is considered to be equivalent to a literary artwork, therefore copyright protection also extends to computer software. However, it protects the written code, not the idea. So, your work should be in tangible form.

You should register copyright work, so you have confirmation of your authorship. 

UDIAR service allows users to protect their works by using timestamps and distributed blockchain systems. It means that you can assign a precise date and time to an electronic document which contains your work and confirm the date of its creation. Copyright protection lasts for the life of the author plus seventy years after the author’s death.

Copyrighting software makes it easier to assert your rights and protect against plagiarism.  If someone wants to use your work, he/she must contact you, get permission and negotiate the terms of use. Only you have the right to copy the work, to distribute copies, to prepare derivative works, to display the copyrighted work publicly. You can also regulate access to your work: keep it private or share with others. 

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.