Patamu is a web platform that provides a service of protection from plagiarism and storage of creative works. The protection is instantaneous and is carried out by means of a timestamp. The author keeps all the rights on the deposited works, has no further obligations towards Patamu, and can use and diffuse its works as he/she prefers.

Patamu Registry allows to protect one's creativity and publish or share it safely. The authors retain all rights on the work, with no constraints towards Patamu and can decide how to share or publish their works. Patamu Registry can be used by musicians, photographers, writers, artists, choreographers, journalists, bloggers, researchers, designers, IT developers, those who make derivative works, remixes, mash-ups, cut-outs or re-elaborations of public domain materials.

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On Patamu you can generate a proof of evidence for any creative work. You can read a non-exhaustive list of works at this link

As an example, you can protect music and songs, lyrics and written works, software,
 drawings and logos, scripts and screenplays, scientific production, architecture and design project, graphic and visual productions, storyboards and anything that can be subject to copyright, author’s rights and intellectual property rights. In case of doubt, you can contact us.

patamu logo The evidence of authorship generated with Patamu is valid in all the 172 countries that signed the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. You can read the list of countries by clicking on this this link

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Furthermore, the validity of our timestamps is legally recognized and guaranteed by the European Union, as the certification authority that produces our timestamps is certified to be compliant with the EU 2014 eIDAS regulation on Digital Trust services.

Yes, you can use Patamu Registry services even if you are affiliated with a collecting society.

Patamu allows its users to protect their works generating a legally valid proof of anteriority for the existence of a creative work, by means of the cryptographic digital timestamping tecnhology. During the timestamping process, the user can also choose a distribution licence, e.g. "All rights reserved" or Creative Commons licenses, which compared to traditional copyright (all rights reserved) are more suitable to the possibilities of dissemination, sharing and collective co-creation offered by the web 2.0.

At the moment of the deposit, we generate a .pdf file (authorship declaration) with all the authors data that you provided during the deposit procedure. We create a zip file containing both the original updated work and your authorship declaration, and we timestamp this zip file, legally proving the existence of this file in a certain date. You can open the zip file at any time, immediately after the deposit, and check by yourself that it contains the right authorship declaration. This means that nobody (not even us) could include a different authorship declaration without you noticing it immediately.

Since the generated timestamp is valid only when presented together with the original zip file (as the two files are digitally binded by a cryptographic, legally valid procedure that cannot be falsified), you can be sure that the work is registered in your name and of the co-authors that you possibly have indicated, and that therefore your authorship is protected.

Technical questions

Timestamp cannot be changed as they are legally binding documents referring to their issuing on a certain date and hour. To update the status of a work, just proceed with a new timestamp updating the status: this way the newly registered work will update the authorship of the work previously registered changing the content.

The timestamp is a legally valid process which allows you to assign a precise date and time to an electronic document which contains within it a work of genius anche the declaration of the authorship of the work itself. This allows authors to legally protect themselves from possible plagiarism, since they are provided with a declaration of authorship or paternity of the work, which is valid unless there are other proofs that preceed it in time.

The timestamping procedure is instantaneous and immediate.

You can upload your .zip file containing the artwork with the declaration of authorship of the work at any time and download the corresponding timestamp in a few seconds (Watch the video tutorial here).

The timestamp has a duration of 20 years. However, we recommend you to go through the procedure and re-do the timestamping every 10 years. 

Unfortunately you cannot change a timestamp that has already been done since every timestamp is virtually registered and stamped in the moment it is filed. In case you wish to correct mistakes in the data, you will have to make a new timestamp and enter the correct data. 

Try using another PDF viewer like the Adobe Acrobat Reader.

The .tsr file is a binary file that represents the timestamp itself. You do not need to open it as it has value only if associated to the file that has been timestamped.

To check and to verify a timestamp you made, you simply go to https://www.patamu.com/verify and follow the instructions. You can also use external tools such as the site of the Notariat (National Council of Notaries) that you find here.

To open the .zip file you can use any program that allows you to extract a .zip archive. Some of the most known are WinZip and WinRAR.