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