How to guides

A step by step guide for clients wishing to register their copyright works using the online system.
Your company logo is the key part of your business identity. It is vital that it reflects your brand well. You also need to defend your logo and branding against infringements.
A watermark is a faint image or text that is permanently included in the image file, marking it as your work. It is a good way to deter copying of your images as anyone seeing the image can immediately see that it is your work.
It is possible to upload audio files of any type but we recommend that, wherever possible, MP3 files are used as the MP3 format typically gives the best trade off between space an quality.
Copyright protection advice for clients who have registered work. The fact sheet describes points of interest and further action that may be of additional benefit.
How to obtain permission to use copyright materials. Who to contact, when to get permission, and how to apply.
Protecting Ideas - A factsheet looking at ideas from a copyright and intelluctual property perspective.
A fact sheet looking at copyright registration for websites and explaining how best to register websites.
Copyright registration of photographic work is simple and cost effective; photographers can submit a collection of tens, hundreds or even thousands of images for a single registration fee.
A literary work may be registered at any stage of development, and we recommend that your work is registered prior to submission to third parties or any online publication if at all possible...
How to register artwork and designs. Money saving tips and advice on how best to register your work.
When registering copyright in software applications (apps) the most important thing to cover is the source code. You can also include any compiled executable(s) to demonstrate the finished ‘look and feel’, plus documentation, artwork, user manual, etc. that relates to the software.
Advice for solicitors, publishers, recording companies and other agents registering copyright on behalf of the copyright owner.
Guidance for clients wishing to update their copyright registrations using the online system.
Guidance on uploading files using the online copyright registration facility. Advice on file types, speed, file size, verification, security, etc. and tips to save time and avoid problems.