Got Any Questions?


This IPlocked FAQ contains the answers to common questions about Copyright and the timestamp.



Why should I register my work if copyright protection is automatic?

Registration of copyrights is not required in order to enforce your ownership over a particular work. This means as soon as the work is written or recorded in a physical medium, copyrights are automatically given to the author. When a work is protected through the IPLocked and registered, it makes it easy for the court to determine rightful ownership. Technically, anytime an original work is created, it's protected, but the registration makes that protection stronger.

Why IPLocked is useful for you?

Although your original work is automatically protected by copyright upon creation because most of the countries do not have national institutions in charge of registering copyright works with a few exceptions. You must guarantee your protection by an evidence creatorship. Thanks to IPLocked you obtain a certificate that you can use in court as evidence to that you own the work.

Do I incur any costs by using IPLocked?

IPLocked is free to use but we only take CHF 5 commission for large files.

There are as well a range of options available, including the delivery of a paper version at home, anteriority reasearch, placed creative work in safe or other possibilities.

How can I protect my creative work with IPLocked?

Protecting creative work with IPLocked couldn’t be simpler: Use the form in the homepage of our website.

Click on „your niche“ on the homepage, fill in all the fields and follow the instructions, in a few minutes the certification process is complete!

What are the benefits of being copyright registered?

To increase your chance of legal protection in case of copyright infringement, you must register the work. Registration is recommended, as this is a requirement to file an infringement lawsuit. If you register within three months of creation or before any infringement occurs, you can sue for statutory damages. If you do not register in the timeframes listed, you may only seek actual damages. By registering, you are increasing your financial award possibilities dramatically.

Which countries is IPLocked’s service offered in?

Copyright protection is automatic in all states party (177) to the Berne Convention. IPLocked works in the area of proof and copyright, it’s able to break through borders instantaneously, unlike national institutions. In a matter of hours, you have access to certification valid in all 177 signing countries of the Berne convention.

How IPLocked's timestamp works?

You're the owner? Get ready, Now, you can prove it! In simple terms, any creative works must be presented through our website. We do not copy the content of your creative works but instead convert the contents to a cryptographic digest or hash. This hash represents the exact contents of the creative works presented. When the creation is presented again, the same marker is created and therefore verification that the works are the same will be provided. If, however, the document has changed in any way, the new marker will not match the previous one. This is how the system verifies the creative works.

How long shall a certificate be valid?

We provide you evidence whose validity period is renewable every five years that identifies your creation.

What is copyright?

Copyright (or author’s right) is a legal term used to describe the rights that creators have over their literary and artistic works. The law surrounding this protection encourage creativity and reward original thinking

What can be protected using copyright?

Exhaustive lists of works covered by copyright are usually not to be found in legislation. Nonetheless, broadly speaking, works commonly protected by copyright throughout the world include: literary works such as novels, poems, plays, reference works, newspaper articles; computer programs, databases; films, musical compositions, and choreography; artistic works such as paintings, drawings, photographs, and sculpture; architecture; and advertisements, maps, and technical drawings (WIPO).

What rights does copyright give me?

Basically, copyright is the exclusive legal right to produce, reproduce, publish or perform original works. A certificate of registration is evidence that copyright exists and that the person registered is the owner of the copyright. There are two types of rights : economic rights, which allow the rights owner to derive financial reward from the use of his works by others; and moral rights, which protect the non-economic interests of the author(WIPO).

What are my rights as author of a work?

Most copyright laws state that the rights owner has the economic right to authorize or prevent certain uses in relation to a work or, in some cases, to receive remuneration for the use of his work (such as through collective management). The economic rights owner of a work can prohibit or authorize: its reproduction in various forms, such as printed publication or sound recording; its public performance, such as in a play or musical work; its recording, for example, in the form of compact discs or DVDs; its broadcasting, by radio, cable or satellite; its translation into other languages; and its adaptation, such as a novel into a film screenplay (WIPO).

What is an option to issue a certificate?

Artists who wish to receive a paper version of their certificates directly at home may ask (only in Switzerland). For this, we use ecological and recycled paper to contribute to the preservation of nature.

  • Evidence of creatorship

  • Easy & Secure Process

  • Judicial assistance

  • Earn money with work


Evidence of creatorship

Thanks to decentralized technology, it’s impossible to tamper with evidence that is logged on to a Blockchain. Thus, evidence authenticated with blockchain technology is binding in legal disputes.

  • Easy to prove that you're the creator despite plagiarism;
  • Blockchain technology overpasses downloaded content or screenshots as proof. Forgeryproof;
  • Avoids notary, attorney high fees by a digital footprint of each document;
  • A new form of evidence in Copyright infringement cases;
  • Done with long and expensive trial based on evidence.



Blockchain notarizes and protects your work instantaneously. Following a preliminary search (option), a copy of your work is placed in a safe within 48 hours (option).


Competitive Uniqueness

There are many proof services, but we are knowledgeable in intellectual property.



The IP administrative procedures are complex, long, and expensive. The proof is the first simple step you can do.


177 Countries covered

All signatory nations of the Berne Convention are engaged to enforce copyright and protect owners’ works.



Our system protects your privacy because we know that some authors do not want to publish their works in the immediate future.



Blockchain is an ultra-secure system. Any modification to your creation will lead to the creation of a new hash. This solution is the electronic authentication which ensures that the creator of the work is protected.