International Copyright Registration Service -CPS (A SHAM!)

I had posted this before in June 2008 (noting there were fees), but with more digging confirmed by B-COPY’s mentor Access Copyright (Canada), I have been informed it’s a SHAM!!! Don’t do it!  SAVE YOUR $$ and see below:

USE YOUR OFFICIAL Government Intellectual Property Office for reference or Reproduction Rights Organization or Main Library (like US Library of Congress) for Reference.  See IFRRO’s list of recognized RROs.

The Copyright Registration Service claiming you register the copyright of your works online. NOPE

It looks VERY convincing (fooled me into posting it HERE!) but as I learned more about RROs, I realized I didn’t see anything related to WIPO or IFRRO.  I also found it difficult to find an address, contact or telephone number.  When I tried to find it in the Acronym Finder or even Google, no luck.

Please let me know if you dealt with them AT ALL!

For more on Avoiding Writing Scams, read my “Let The Writer Beware“, published on Caribbean Literary Salon.

OTHER SUSPICIOUS SITES

Writer Bay – Read this piece to see how they rope you in.  They use LinkedIn quite a bit.

Before you buy anything online, Scamadvisor.com might be handy.

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Sandra Sealy is Principal Consultant & Writer for Seawoman Creative Media - seawomancreativmedia.co Her background in public relations in marketing combined with her strong creative writing skills have ably prepared her as a freelance writer/ editor. Sandra covers a number of niches like copy for brochures and websites, advertorials, restaurant and book reviews, press releases, feature and cover stories, pictorial text and more. Sandra's work has been widely anthologised. Some of her writing credits include: CALABASH: A Caribbean Journal of Arts & Letters (USA) ; Arts Etc (Barbados); Her Circle Ezine.com; Caribbean Writing Today (ezine); POUI: The Cave Hill Literary Annual of the University of the West Indies (Barbados); Wedding Guide Barbados; SHE Caribbean Magazine (St. Lucia); Urban Entertainment (USA); In Paradise Magazine:Barbados (Writer/Editor) and the Nation Newspaper (Barbados). Her dèbut spoken-word CD single- "Beauty Of The Bald Head: The Jazzy Spoken-Word Single" (Butterfly Creative Productions/Kolaiah Studios 2003)-was launched on the luxurious Freewinds Cruise Ship in January 2003. The Aquarian was backed by the celebrated Freewinds Band and Dominican singing sensation Michele Henderson. Top Barbadian musicians who also were featured in her CD shared the stage: saxophonist extradordinaire (Chris Harper (founder of "Cool Jazz'); beloved Bajan diva Tamara Marshall and multi-awarding winning Dwain Gill (on trombone). The CD was favourably reviewed in Ejazznews.com. Listen to Seawoman's acclaimed 2-track music set by clicking on the link below. You can read samples of Sandra's work at Contently.com

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3 comments on “International Copyright Registration Service -CPS (A SHAM!)
  1. GiorgioViklo says:

    Hello,

    I’ve just desided to register here, so… hello everyone ! 🙂

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