System overview

ColorIURIS is a solution that has been developed at the initiative of ColorIURIS, A.I.E., in order to define the copyright policy for online content using the continental model; from Article 27 of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in accordance with the Berne Convention, the WIPO Internet Treaties 1996 and the E.U. directive legally binding in the following countries:

  • ARGENTINA
  • BOLIVIA
  • BRASIL
  • CHILE
  • COLOMBIA
  • COSTA RICA
  • CUBA
  • ECUADOR
  • EL SALVADOR
  • ESPAÑA
  • FRANCIA
  • GUATEMALA
  • HONDURAS
  • MEXICO
  • NICARAGUA
  • PANAMA
  • PARAGUAY
  • PERU
  • PORTUGAL
  • REPUBLICA DOMINICANA
  • URUGUAY
  • VENEZUELA
  • IRELAND
  • U.S.A.

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Why ColorIURIS?

Because, although copyright constitutes one of the most highly standardised legal disciplines on an international scale, there are still two very distinct tendencies: the Anglo-Saxon model, which emphasises the purely commercial aspects of copyright, and the continental model which attempts to balance the author’s rights with the right to free access to culture whilst distinguishing between moral rights and rights of exploitation.

By using a combination of both IT and legal tools which guarantee the legal effects of assigning copyright in the authors’ countries of origin, in accordance with the Berne Agreement, respecting the author’s moral rights and specifying the assignment of exploitation rights so that culture can be more widely spread.

For the authors of original works that might be reproduced, distributed and/or made public on the world wide web, defined as natural persons who have created some literary, artistic or scientific work; as well as the legal persons whose author status has been recognised in their national legislation; and, above all, the authors of the contents of websites and weblogs.

ColorIURIS is for the creators of content – literary, musical, audiovisual and photographic – that use the world wide web for spreading, publishing and/or making their work available to others and who wish to assign the patrimonial rights of their creations both within and outside the Net.

The owner of the rights may decide how long the assignment is to be for and its territorial limits when choosing the contract, provided the exclusive rights have not been previously granted to a third party; there are some exceptions imposed by the internal legislation of some countries which you will be notified of when the form is being filled in.

The IT facilities and legal tools available to the copyright owners for defining their copyright assignment policy complement each other in such as way that not only the assigners but also the assignees of the rights will be properly protected with:

a) TRUSTWORTHY THIRD PARTY:

Institutions and/or professional persons working in public or private law, depositaries of the contracts drawn up between the owners of the rights and the assignees for a 2-year renewable period, as yet another way to attest to – should the need arise – before the courts of justice, the reality and terms and conditions of the copyright assignments. more

b) AGREEMENT WITH LAWYERS:

ColorIURIS, A.I.E. is currently in contact with various legal firms who deal mainly in issues of copyright with a view to – should the need arise – making them available to the copyright owners who use the ColorIURIS system to defend their rights in Courts of Law.

c) REGISTER OF ASSIGNERS:

ColorIURIS has reached an agreement with the website “El blogómetro” whereby we will work together to maintain an updated register of the websites that have contracted the ColorIURIS copyright policy.

d) OTHER CONTRACTS:

The contracts that are offered to the users are standard contracts, focussing on the spreading of culture and the respect of moral rights within the legal framework of the countries indicated above which will satisfy a great majority of authors; however, if you would prefer a more personalised solution, do not hesitate to contact us and we will draw up a copyright assignment contract best suited to your needs.

I want to know more

We offer you a compilation of existing legislation in the countries supported by ColorIURIS and those questions have been answered and may be of interest. You can also access the trusted third party and the Adhered Law Firms to the system. You can also see this presentation and system explanation in PDF format.