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Click here to select your country Botswana has 3 international copyright agreements, and is a member country of The Berne Convention for Copyright. The Copyright Index operates in Botswana under international copyright agreements, and is recognised in countries all around the world as a copyright authority providing official copyright registration.
We urge you to join Copyright Index to protect yourself and your work. View our homepage to start your journey. The table below shows the dates Botswana entered into international copyright agreements: Any work originating in Botswana, where the author of the work is a national of Botswana or the work was first publised in Botswana, is given the same copyright protection in each of the other Berne Convention member countries.
Whilst in some countries copyright protection is automatic as soon as the work is saved in material form, registering for copyright in Botswana is extremely important in order for the copyright holder to have the all important proof of copyright. In this day and age of the internet, the world is a very small place, and work can be copied easily.
Copyright Index is recognised in Botswana and countries all around the world as a copyright authority providing official copyright registration.
We exist to protect our members' work and to protect our members in events such as copyright disputes and copyright infringement. Members of the Copyright Index are provided with official certified copyrights for their work, as well as a host of other copyright features.
Issuing an official authorised certificate is just one of the ways we protect our members and their work. Why do I need copyright certificates for my work? Proving you own copyright on work is much more difficult than you may imagine.
Proof of copyright is absolutely necessary in an age where the publication, distribution and theft of work is so easy. Copyright owners also lose a substantial amount of time and money trying to defend copyright disputes and prove the original work is theirs.
Copyright Index has been protecting its members and their work since Sinceour mission has been to aid the creators and owners of creative works in protecting their intellectual property rights.It's important to understand that copyright law covers the "form of material expression," not the actual concepts, ideas, techniques, or facts in a particular work.
This is the reason behind why a work must be fixed in a tangible form in order to receive copyright protection.
Any work originating in Botswana, where the author of the work is a national of Botswana or the work was first publised in Botswana, is given the same copyright protection in each of the other Berne Convention member countries.
The terms piracy and theft are often associated with copyright infringement. The original meaning of piracy is «robbery or illegal violence at sea», but the term has been in use for centuries as a synonym for acts of copyright infringement. Theft, meanwhile, emphasizes the potential commercial harm of infringement to copyright holders.
According to the law of copyright in Botswana and pursuant to international treaties, copyright in the office's publications, including those provided by the service, belong to the Republic of Botswana. WIPO Lex No.: BW WIPO Lex: Disclaimer and copyright notice.
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