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Copyright Youtube Registration in Vietnam

Youtube is a video-sharing website that allows users to watch, upload or share their videos, clips. Contents of Youtube include many fields: entertainment, social, music, film, program… Nowadays, Youtube is more and more known by a lot of people, a lot of ages. Youtube also allows users to make money on this platform.

Copyright Youtube Registration in VN

To make a good video, Youtuber must spend a lot of time such as making ideas, editing, even recording a video again and again. These things are costly and time-consuming. Besides, many Youtuber has a large income from these activities, therefore stealing and duplicating videos for profit influences and loses a lot to main Youtubers.

Currently, Youtube has stricter regulations on the protection of copyright for users, specifically confirming ownership via Content ID according to Youtube’s protection policy. Also, the Vietnamese law has many regulations on the copyright certificate for Youtube. Viet An Law & Intellectual Property Agent would like to advise customers on the procedures and issues relating to Youtube copyright registration.

         Documents need to be prepared:

         Registration dossier includes these documents:

– A declaration form of copyright;

– 2 CDs containing the video content to be registered;

– Document proving the status of the owners: for individuals, it is the identity card/citizen card; for organizations, it is the business registration certificate;

– Documents evidencing the rights of the applicant, if the applicant owns that right due to inheritance, transfer;

– An agreement is written of owners if copyrights are under collective ownership;

– A power of attorney;

– Other relevant documents.

The process to carry out:

Step 1: Customers provides the above information for Viet An Law;

Step 2: Viet An Law drafts the dossier and sends it to customers to sign;

Step 3: Customers send back the dossier to Viet An Law;

Step 4: Viet An Law represents for the customers to submit the dossier at the Copyright Office;

Step 5: After 15 – 20 days, Viet An Law will receive the result to return the customers and finish the service.

Result of administrative procedures: The Copyright Office – The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will issue a decision to grant a copyright registration certificate to the applicant.

In conclusion, the owners of Youtube videos should proceed with the youtube video copyright registration procedures to be a basis for proving ownership of the video created by them.  

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