Copyrights in Spain

Hey, we are here to speak about copyrights again, but this time the country that we are going to talk about is Spain. The Legislation on Copyright in Spain is established within the Law 22/1987, of November 11, 1987, on Intellectual Property. This Law would receive several modifications over the years, like: legal protection of computer programs, on rental and lending rights and other rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property, and others. And is important to say: the works that are created from the original work will also belong to the original author. Except if he has allowed his work to be shared, transformed or adapted.

The copyrights in this country establish that the intellectual property of a literary, artistic or scientific work corresponds to the author by the mere fact of its creation. The way of knowing that a piece is from someone is: By affirmation or by signature, in another case it will only be possible to affirm that the work is of someone demonstrating it, or under anonymous: The work belongs to whoever carries it, until proven otherwise by a judge.
We want to talk to you about what the author can do with his piece when is register in the copyrights of Spain:
– The author can decide how to publish his work, and how to be recognized by his work. Even can modify your work or withdraw it (under legal agreements).
– The author at his death may have beneficiary of his work to whom he legally disposes.
– Exploitation: The Author may exploit his work freely under legal terms.
– Reproduction: is considered the recording, printing, total or partial copy and reproduction, dissemination, total or partial emission of the work, whatever the means
– Distribution: The Author can decide on the way to distribute his work.
– Public communication: It is a type of distribution in which the work is exposed to the public without it having direct access to it, being public, the domestic scope is exempted from this definition.
Now, we must say that in Spain exist differents sites where you can register your pieces. And we bring you 3 of them:

Official Registry of Intellectual Property: It is a public record, and is the best known. In Spain, the General Registry of Intellectual Property is unique throughout the national territory and is an administrative mechanism for the protection of the intellectual property rights of authors and other owners of their works, performances or productions. The registration can be made by going to the offices or by telematic means with a digital certificate.
The fee for each registration is € 13,20 and some euros are added if you want to request a certificate, a simple note, etc. Registration is valid forever and you do not have to make renovations.
(http://www.mecd.gob.es/cultura-mecd/areas-cultura/propiedadintelectual/registro-de-la-propiedad-intelectual.html)

Safe Creative: It is a record of private intellectual property that “consists of a registration or deposit of works of intellectual property in digital format, to which may be associated, where appropriate, the policy of transfer of use of the rights of exploitation thereof by means of licenses / predefined contracts such as Creative Commons, GNU General Public License or other systems “.
Safe Creative offers a free service up to 10 records per month. If you need to register more works, for an annual economic price (€ 60 + VAT) you can do it.
This registry also allows consulting and contacting authors and rights holders who have deposited their works on their platform. The headquarters of the company is located in Zaragoza, Spain, and is governed by Spanish law. All the registration of the works is done via Internet.
(https://www.safecreative.org/)

Re-Crea: It is a deposit of creations: the user sends his document online to a secure server of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona.
Automatically generates a time stamp. The time stamp is a mechanism that shows that a series of data has existed and has not been altered from a specific moment in time.
Re-Crea does not offer free records and their packs start at € 28. This system focuses more on design, R & D, engineering, marketing and photography.
(http://www.re-crea.es/reCrea/index.do?lang=es)

So, now you know where to register your intellectual proprieties. Let’s create!

Catherine Smith

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