The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a UN agency, has launched WIPO PROOF, an online service for generating evidence that an electronic document existed at some point in time. WIPO PROOF can be used to protect inventions, research results, product design or creations for which there are copyrights.
The evidence generated by WIPO PROOF is protected using the certSIGN time stamping solution and digital certificates issued by the Romanian company. This guarantees the integrity and implicitly the copyright on a digital work at a given time.
Why is certSIGN time stamping important for copyright?
International regulations in this area state that a work is automatically protected by copyright as soon as it is fixed in a tangible medium (such as a digital file). The possibility of proving the existence of a work at a certain point in time is extremely important in litigation.
WIPO PROOF, with the integrated certSIGN time stamping solution, is a way to help people and businesses protect intellectual property in the earlier stages of work development, before formal protection mechanisms are needed.
More details: copyrightandtechnology.com