International copyright protection - Knowledge Base

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International copyright protection

Is my work protected internationally?

Yes, copyright protection is an automatic international right of the author, and copyright will protect your work at a worldwide level. The rules dealing with this are governed by international conventions, principally the Berne Convention, which ensures that countries respect the rights of foreign authors.

Our service is intended to provide proof of your work at a worldwide level, regardless of where you are, or where the infringement occurs.

Further information

The following pages and fact sheets provide further information which you may find useful.

Copyright registration forms

P-01: UK copyright law

P-02: Protecting copyright

P-03: Using copyright notices

P-04: Copyright registration