What are the benefits of applying for copyright?
Safeguarding the legitimate rights and interests of authors or other copyright owners
and users of works, being conducive to resolving copyright disputes caused by copyright
ownership and providing preliminary evidence for the settlement of copyright disputes;
The protective effect of trademark logo copyright. It is forbidden for others to register
trademarks with your copyrighted works without your consent. Serving as a strong evidence
that the other party infringes your priority rights in cases of trademark disputes.
Being conducive to the licensing and transfer of works and software, as well as the
dissemination of works and software and the realization of economic value;
Serving as a powerful weapon against piracy. (Maximum compensation for economic losses of 500,000 yuan)
How long is the protection period of software copyright?
The protection period of the software copyright of a natural person runs throughout its life and continues
50 years after its death. If the software is developed in cooperation, the protection period ends on December
31 of the 50th year after the death of the last natural person. The software copyright of legal persons or
other organizations will be protected for 50 years after the software is first published. However, the software
will no longer be protected if it has not been published within 50 years from the date of the completion of its
What works are protected by copyright?
All kinds of works stipulated in Article 3 of China Copyright Law can apply for registration, including:
literary works, oral works, music, dramas, folk arts, dance, acrobatic art works, fine arts, architectural works,
photography works, film works, works created by methods similar to filming, graphic works and model works such as
engineering design drawings, product design drawings, maps, schematic diagrams, etc., computer software,
other works prescribed by laws and administrative regulations.