With many years of copyright infringement case experience, Trurify has come out with a set of solutions for creators to create without worrying about copyright issues. Here’s how it works:
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Finished your new creation? Protect your creation by registering to prepare for any copyright infringement case in the future.
Visit Protect My Creation page, fill up all the details and upload your creation. Before that, we advise checking the Tutorial page to prevent any errors from occurring when uploading files. One-Time Key is required for every copyright registration.
After registration, Trurify will record the registration time as proof of copyright, and our platform will become your witness. Within 7 working days, we will verify your uploaded creation to ensure that your file is safe and available whenever and wherever you need them.
If we find any issues or problems with your information or file uploaded, we will contact you for immediate changes as all information and content cannot be alter after successfully verified.
After verified, we will compile your creation into a password-protected zip file and upload it to decentralized storage. With a trusted timestamp in the cryptocurrency blockchain, your file can be stored on the internet forever, becoming the strongest supporting evidence.
After completing all the processes above, Trurify will send you a copy of Digital Copyright Certificate Of Ownership.
Your creation is saved in a decentralized storage. Once there is a copyright infringement case, you may allocate the file by using the Digital Copyright Certificate. A transaction hash code corresponding to a timestamp can prove the exact point in time of the existence of your creation
If you found a suspicious imitator, protect your rights by following two main points to win a copyright case:
1) Able to prove that your creation existed before the infringer’s creation
2) Witness who is able to prove that your evidence is true and reliable these are achievable through our platform.
When an infringement case occurs, stay calm and cease from announcing the plagiarized creation as any immediate impulse reaction will not only help the case, the infringer may use the reaction as a chance to sue for defamation. First, consult your lawyer about the next step and collect evidence. After seizing all the evidence, get advice from a lawyer on when to send a legal letter.
If the infringer does not accept the terms in the legal letter (Eg: Pay compensation, creation removal, public apology, etc), you can now file an infringement complaint with the court, and the infringement cases at this time will be conducted in accordance with the laws of various countries. Often copyright infringement cases are out-of-court settlements. If it is an acceptable percentage of plagiarism, you may also choose to forgive. Please note that copyright infringement cases can be time and energy-consuming, so one must reconsider if it's the best way to pursue.
In a copyright infringement case, the prosecutor has to present evidence in court. Most national courts will look into three key points to winning the case:
1) How to verify your creation is created earlier than the defendant?
2) Who can verify your creation time?
3) How to verify that the defendant has plagiarized your creation?
Trurify helped you with the first 2 key points, though the 3rd point may need evidence collected by a lawyer. If it is true that the adverse party has indeed plagiarized your creation, it will be simple for the lawyer to collect strong evidence.
If all 3 points can be justified with evidence, you may own a higher chance of winning. Once the court rules against the infringer, the winning party can obtain a compensation fee. The maximum penalty for the adverse party is not more than RM500,000 or 10 years imprisonment, and all the prosecutor’s Attorney Fees must be borne by the infringer.
Therefore, the penalty for infringement cases is very drastic, hence we strongly recommend everyone to respect intellectual property rights so these measures & punishment may not occur to you.
Our copyright certificate of ownership contains blockchain information that cannot be manipulated. It provides substantial evidence of your copyright ownership from the moment you submit your assets through Protect My Creation.