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The Software Copyright Protection Group has extensive experience in registering, protecting and enforcing copyrights of all kinds of software under the U.S. Copyright Act, including:  Mobile and Internet Apps, Software as a Service (SAAS), Enterprise Software, System Software, Productivity Software, Social Networks, Design and Development Tools, Search Engines, Games, and Analytics, among others.

SOFTWARE COPYRIGHTS ARE A “GAME CHANGER”

  • Copyrights provide stronger protection than Non-Disclosure Agreements (“NDA”).
  • Copyrights provide stronger protection than End-User License Agreements (“EULA”).

DETERRENCE AND PUNISHMENT

Copyrights provide markedly greater and more meaningful options for deterrence and punishment from unauthorized copying and misuse of software code by:

  • Competitors who reverse engineer object code and copy decompiled code;
  • Potential or former business partners;
  • Joint venturers;
  • Potential investors;
  • Former Developers;
  • Disgruntled Employees;
  • Licensees; and
  • Others who have access to code.

INVESTOR DUE DILIGENCE ASSURANCES

A U.S. copyright registration certificate will expedite investor due diligence and provide actual proof of ownership of registered code in connection with equity investment transactions.

A POWERFUL WEAPON WITH SHARP TEETH

In contrast to the difficulty of enforcing NDA’s and EULA’s, the U.S. Copyright Act provides significant rights to copyright owners and painful consequences for infringers:

  • Statutory damages that can reach up to $150,000 per copyrighted work without actual damages
  • Recovery of attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses
  • Seizure and blocking of sales and imports of infringing products
  • Access to federal courts for infringement, whereas enforcement of NDA’s and EULA’s may be limited to State courts

REGISTRATION IS SECURE, FAST, AND INEXPENSIVE 

  • Secrets maintained. Only a small portion of source code must be deposited and all trade secrets are protected. The deposit will never be published and remains secret (unlike patents).
  • Long life. Valid for 95 to 120 years!
  • Fast and reasonably priced

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