Everyone surely wants to protect their work and ideas officially recognized. Plus, many people sometimes seem unable to appreciate other people’s work, and instead “copy” it. For this reason, those who produce work and want to protect work using copyright.
Included in one type of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) protected by the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) does not make everyone know the system and procedure for filing it. Or maybe, there are still many lay people who are unfamiliar with this copyright.
For this reason, besides intellectual property rights and patents, the existence of copyright is essential, especially for those of you who like to work and want to protect work. Seeing that, we will present some information related to copyright in this article.
What creations can be protected?
If you want to register your creation and get legal protection, make sure you know what you can protect, yes. You can see it from the points below.
Books, computer programs, pamphlets, typographical arrangement ( layout ) of published work, and all other written work:
- Lectures, speeches, and other similar creations.
- Props made for the benefit of education and science.
- Songs or music with or without text.
- Drama or musical drama, dance, choreography, puppetry, and pantomime.
- Fine art in all forms such as painting, drawing, sculpture, calligraphy, sculpture, sculpture, collage and applied arts.
- Translations, interpretations, adaptations, pastiche, and other work are resulting from the translation.
From the points above, is your creation included? If so, then register immediately and get the copyright your now!
How to Submit a Copyright Registration Application to protect work?
You can start to apply for copyright by fulfilling the requirements of the following DGIP.
Steps for Offline Registration
The following are the steps to register a copyright submission by going directly to the DGIP regional office offline :
- Fill in the registration form creation
The DGIP has provided this form. You can fill out and retype the way and multiply it three times. Where the first sheet of the form must be signed on the stamp.
- Write a letter of application for registration of creation
- Next, you can write a letter of application for registration of creation, with the following points:
- Name, nationality, and address of the creator.
- The second point is name, citizenship, and address of the Copyright holder; the name of citizenship and the address of a power of attorney, type and title of creation.
- The date and place of the creation is announced for the first time.
- Description of creation (in 3 copies).
Can only be submitted for one creation
Well, this is an important thing that you should note. Where the application letter for registration of this work can exclusively be provided for one task. So, if you want to register more than one job, you must submit more than one letter, ok?
Attach proof of citizenship of the creator and holder of a Copyright
Then, don’t forget to attach your proof of citizenship, huh! Both as creators and copyright holders. Proof of citizenship can be in the form of a photocopy of KTP or passport. Very easy, right?
If the application is a legal entity
If your creation is in the form of a legal entity, then the official application letter must be attached to the deed of establishment of the legal entity. So, make sure you check first!
Attach a power of attorney
You must also attach a power of attorney if a power of attorney applies. Don’t also forget proof of citizenship (KTP or passport) of a power of attorney.
If the applicant resides in different states
Confused, if you don’t live in different countries but want to register a copyright for your creation? Take it easy, because DGIP can understand that.
If you do not live in different states, then to apply for registration of work, he must have a place to live and appoint a power of attorney within the territory of his country. So, you can register your creation, even if you are not currently in your state. Very helpful, right?
If the application for registration of a work is submitted on behalf of more than one person or legal entity
You can also submit creations in groups, you know! Or if your creation is legal, it doesn’t matter either! The thing you need to do is that all applicant names must be written by specifying one applicant’s address. It’s that simple!
If work is moved
If there are some of your creations that were transferred right, you must attach proof of the transfer of rights, right! Don’t let your creation become unprotected and recognized by others.
Attach examples of work for which registration or successor is requested
Finally, you must attach a sample creation, according to the category determined by the DGIP. The goal, so that the DGIP can categorize the provision of the copyright for your creation.
With these ten steps, you can register your creation with the appropriate DGIP office in your area of residence. But now, there is good news for you who don’t have the chance to go to the DGIP regional office but want to register the creation.
Form and Period in which we can protect work
Now, you will get the answer to the question in the previous section. The kind of protection provided includes a prohibition for anyone to announce or reproduce the protect work except with the permission of the Copyright Holder.
The period of copyright protection generally applies to the life of the creator and continues for 50 (fifty) years after the author dies. However, article 30 of the Copyright Law states that Copyright is:
- Computer program
- Work resulting from the embodiment
- Valid for 50 (fifty) years since it was first announced.
Seeing from the explanation above, it appears that the period of copyright protection is quite long, huh! For that, be sure to register your creation to get this copyright, huh!
This copyright is one crucial thing, not only for individuals but also for companies, especially if they have their creations. Therefore, companies that have a “unique” nature usually have budgeted funds to register it with the DGIP.