Can I Protect My Poetry?

August 16, 2017

Whether you write poetry for pleasure, or you do so to get through a tough time or you are very prolific and recognized as a great poet, your hard work and your creativity should belong to you and you alone. Only you should decide how your work is used. Your poetry, whether a single poem or an anthology of thousands of poems or anything in between, is entitled to protection. In fact, under the law, you are entitled to a copyright the minute you create your poetry.

Copyright is the best possible way to protect your poetry, but you should not trust that someone who tries to infringe on your poetry will face the wrath of the justice system for their effort. Even though you have an automatic copyright, practically speaking, if anyone challenges that copyright in any way, you will have to prove both your ownership of the work and the date the copyright came into effect. In fact, that is why we created the system in the first place; it is the foolproof way to protect your copyrighted poetry.

When anyone deposits their poetry into the system, it is immediately locked into our extremely secure system. It is registered with a public notary immediately, who is bound by law to certify you as the owner. At the same time, the deposit establishes a specific date for creation of your poetry, which means you can always prove that you own the work and that you were the first to come up with it, which means everyone who comes after can be found to be infringing on your copyright.

In addition to the best possible protection of your copyright, those who deposit their poetry into our system receive other benefits, as well. For example, there is no more secure place to keep a backup of your creative work because you will always have access to it, as it stays on our system for a minimum of 30 years. Also, you can feature your poetry on your very own profile at the website. That means you can promote your work, your company or anything else without fear, since you will be showing every potential infringer that you have the best in copyright protection.

Copyright is valid for life plus 70 years. When you make a copyright deposit of your poetry into our, it is archived securely by people who are obliged to retain all documents deposited in a way that makes your copyright ownership incontestable. This is because, once your poetry is deposited on our drive, no one can alter it, even you. If you want to write a different version of your poetry, you will have to make a separate deposit, for your protection. However, the trade off is that you will always have access to your poetry and, most importantly, you will always have the ability to prove your ownership and your priority. also provides you with international protection because your deposited work is protected in all 174 countries that have signed on to the Berne Convention.