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Global Copyright Registry Opens!

UDC Global Copyright Registry

The UDC Global Copyright Registry opened officially on November 13, 2018.

The registry currently accepts and certifies copyright registrations for single works (such as scripts, novels, poetry, audio recordings) or collections (such as an anthology of other single works, or a musical album), as well as motion pictures, web-series and podcasts.  Registration fees are lower than other state-run copyright registries and most private registries around the globe.

Global Copyright Registry Opening October 29

UDC Global Copyright Registry

The UDC's Global Copyright Registry will be open for public bunsiness on Monday October 29, 2018.

The Global Copyright Registry will take and certify copyright for registrants from around the globe. This vital service is to be operated at costs less than other goverment agencies. Fees, which are mandated by law to remain low, will be payable in US dollars or one of several accepted cryptocurrencies. Registration includes a digital certification of registration of copyright.

UDC Rules of Court Advanced

The Rules of Procedure for the UDC law courts and tribunals will be released in October, 2018, seven months ahead of schedule.

The UDC has established a law court system with originating jurisdiction in all matters, including civil claims and criminal matters. Additionally, the tribunals will have declaratory powers to consider the legality or constitutionality of matters which affect human rights in general. As the UDC is a global, distributed polity, its courts claim jurisdiction over any subject matter in any territory of the globe.

Global Copyright Registry Coming Online

The UDC Global Copyright & Intellectual Property Registry will be online as of late October, 2018.

The Global Copyright Registry will accept copyright filing applications for literaray, artistic, photographic, poetic, screenplay, theatrical and any other copyrightable work.

Initially, applications will be accepted for works which are expressed in writing or in print, and which can be uploaded for examination and archiving in PDF, DOCX or ODF formats.

Legal Tribunal & Dispute Resolution Portal To Open

The UDC Legal Tribunal, Supreme Legal Tribunal and UDC Private Dispute Resolution Portal will open on this website in May, 2018.

The portal will be a starting point for UDC citizens and others with legal claims or who wish to avail themselves of the private dispute resolution services authorized by the UDC.

UDC Legal Tribunal Rules of Procedure

The Rules of Procedure for the UDC Legal Tribunal will be publicly available in May, 2019.

The UDC Supreme Legal Tribunal, overseen by the UDC Legislative Council, is the superior court and dispute resolution council of the United Democratic Commonwealth.

The UDCSLT, or SLT, is the final court of appeal from any lower court within the UDC.

UDC Legal Fictions Law

On July 18, 2016, the Polity approved the passage of the UDC Legal Fictions Law. The Legal Fictions Law provides, among other things, that corporations have limited personhood, and may not enjoy or otherwise exercise directly any rights associated with a human being. Corporations may exercise human rights only through a natural human being, and not in its own right. These include rights to freedom of speech, self defense etc.

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