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how do I become a member?
how do I renew my annual membership?
what if I choose to terminate my membership?
what if WorldWideOCR is sold or goes out of business?
what if I forgot my password?
what is a SEAL™ credit?
what is the "SEAL™ Process"?
How do I prepare my copyrights to use the "SEAL™ Process"?
I can't open, read or execute my "SEAL™ File"?
I am having problems "proof-reading" on Step 3?
how does a SEAL™ file protect my copyrights?
what is the maximum number of files I can SEAL™?
do you have any limits on size or type of files I can SEAL™?
how do I rename a file?
what is a digital file?
How do I make MP3 files from my CD so I can apply a SEAL™ to them?
How do I make ZIP files so I can apply a SEAL™ to multiple files?
can I still register my work at the US Library of Congress?
what do I do with my SEAL™ file?
what if i need to protect an idea, but I don't want to patent it yet?
what if I need to open my SEAL™ file?
what about redundant SEAL™ File archiving?
what if I lose my personally archived copy of the  SEAL™ File?
can I make copies of my SEAL™ File?
what if I can't complete the "SEAL™ Process" in one session?
why must I "proof-read" my file before I SEAL™ it?
why canít I just e-mail my work(s) to myself or my friend?
can't I just registered mail all of my ideas in one package?
can i copyright the name of my band or musical group?



how do I become a member?

At the top of every page there is a login console. Simply click on "Become a Member" on the bottom left of the login panel. You will be asked to read and accept our Terms and Conditions before proceeding. Fill out our registration form carefully and accurately. Your account will be activated immediately, and you will receive a receipt and account information via e-mail. You may also click here to join.
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how do I renew my annual membership?

Simple! At the end of your selected membership term (1 or 5 years), exactly 21 days before your membership expiry, you will receive an e-mail requesting that you return to the site via a supplied link. You will be guided through the renewal process by our website. You will be required to re-read and accept our Terms and Conditions before proceeding. Upon completion of your membership renewal purchase, your account will immediately receive your SEAL™ credits and a receipt (tax-deductable where applicable) will be e-mailed to you.  
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what if I choose to terminate my membership?

If for any reason, you choose to terminate your WorldWideOCR membership, it is important to note that WorldWideOCR can no longer assume any responsibility for the contents of your Safe-Deposit Box. Due to the duration of copyrights (up to 95 years plus the lifespan of the author), we can only provide archiving and testimonial evidence for our active members. This is why our annual membership dues start as low as $10 per year to redundantly maintain your entire SEAL™ file archive and retain your catalogue of date-stamps and maintain access to our Member's Tool Box of discounts, next steps and opportunities for your copyrights and IP.  
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what if WorldWideOCR is sold or goes out of business?

While these things could happen to any business or service, allow us to start off by stating that we have no plans to either "go out of business", or ever sell our company. However, we are often asked this question and completely understand why this might concern potential members. If our business is sold or otherwise dissolved, we will continue to honor our terms and conditions for all members for as long as they maintain their membership dues.  
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what if I forgot my password?

When you registered you were asked to provide a PIN (Personal Identification Number). You will be asked to provide your PIN whenever you forget your password. The PIN you choose will be encrypted and stored by our database, but never recommunicated to you. The reason for this "lack of communication" is to maintain yet one more layer of security between the world and your ideas. Any PIN is a very important and confidential entity, so while we suggest you use a personally familiar number, we also implore you to keep that number to yourself. (as you likely already know).  
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what is a SEAL™ credit?

Each time you protect and archive a file, it will require 1 SEAL™ credit be taken from your SEAL™ Account. Each file can be of ANY digital file format up to 20 MB each! Additional SEAL™ credits can be purchased at any time starting at $3)  
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what is the "SEAL™ Process"?

Merriam Webster's Definition: SEAL a : something that confirms, ratifies, or makes secure
b : a device with a cut or raised emblem, symbol, or word used especially to certify a signature or authenticate a document.

WorldWideOCR's Definition: SEAL™ w : A substantiated, encrypted, archived and locked copy of any computer file, generated for the sole purpose of evidencing its existence at a certain moment in time.

Our "SEAL™" process is based upon our acronym derived from what our new online service is and does. WorldWideOCR provides "Substantiated, Encrypted, Archived and Locked" files to our members. Just like the word, seal, the idea or creation inside your file has had a "SEAL™" applied by a credible third party. The SEAL™ results in your file (in any format) being securely and confidentially received and confirmed (Substantiated), rendered unreadable to anyone but you and WorldWideOCR (Encrypted), 2 copies are stored in WorldWideOCR's facilities and 1 copy returned for member's personal storage (Archived), and secured with a proprietary SEAL™ Key which is co-retained by both the member and WorldWideOCR (Locked).
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How do I prepare my copyrights to use the "SEAL™ Process"?

In order to register and protect your copyrights with a SEAL™ file, you must first save your creation(s) in some sort of digital file less than 20 MB in size...

Read how to prepare your specific files for copyright registration with a SEAL™ file below:
Advertising Media  Cartoons & Comics  Education Materials  Fashion Designs  Graphics & Animations 
Poetry & Lyrics  Movie & TV Scripts  Books & Novels  Photos & Artwork  Plays & Monologues 
MP3 & WMA Files  Java & Shockwave  Sketches & Drawings  Sculptures & Crafts  Web Content & Design 
Software Applications  Songs & Music       

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I can't open, read or execute my "SEAL™ File"?

Perfect! That is the whole idea. In order to be able to open, read or execute your file you will need to open the file through your Safe-Deposit Box. Simply locate the file that you want to open and click on "Open SEAL™ File" from the action column. From your files, you will need to find the email containing your "portion of the SEAL™ Key" for the file, as well as the .SEAL file itself. For extra security, you will also need to enter your PIN. If all three elements are correct, your file will be immediately decrypted and ready for download to your computer.

Don't worry, your original SEAL™ file is still valid and intact and should still be maintained in your personal SEAL™ File archive.
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I am having problems "proof-reading" on Step 3?

If you were unable to "Proof-read" your file on Step 3, there is likely a problem with your security settings within your browser or computer. Please review what Myron says now. , contact us or simply call us at 1-877-706-2766.

Do you happen to be using the new Safari browser. This is something that we have seen with that particular browser. Can you try to complete your SEAL(TM) file with another Internet browser? The Mozilla Browser available for free at http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/all.html.

To verify that you created your SEAL™ file successfully, return to your Safe-Deposit Box and from the action column on the right hand side, select "Open SEAL™ File" for the file in question. Follow the instructions provided there.

Once you download your copy of the "Opened" SEAL™ file, you should be able to launch it with the original program it was intended for. If you are unable to execute your file, you MUST return to the site and "re-SEAL™" the original file! In a case like this, please contact us and we will refund the original SEAL™ credit to your account and help you to resolve the underlying problem.
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how does a SEAL™ file protect my copyrights?

Simple...(Well, not really) By credibly date-stamping your original creations, producing real-time email and audit trail documentation of the event, and redundantly archiving the resulting SEAL™ files for you. Once you can prove that you had possession of your original work before anyone else, you have the most critical piece of evidence you will ever require to litigate or defend your copyrights. A WorldWideOCR SEAL™ file provides the copyright or intellectual property owner indisputable third-party evidence that their idea existed and was in their possession at a certain point in time. This is CRITICAL! The creator has the "Burden of Proof".

Whether you decide to pursue your idea or not, the earlier in history you can provide evidence of your creation, the better. Should you choose to undertake any subsequent copyright registration process(es), your SEAL™ file will always represent the earliest moment in time that you had tangible and highly credible evidence of your idea's existence.
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what is the maximum number of files I can SEAL™?

Unlike a "real-world" safe-deposit box, which can easily run $20/year for the smallest size, your WorldWideOCR Safe-Deposit Box is bottomless. Our initial memberships include SEAL™ credits, and additional SEAL™ credits can be purchased as required, starting at $3. Products and Pricing
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do you have any limits on size or type of files I can SEAL™?

Due to the large numbers of files we process and the enormous bandwidth required to do so, we have imposed a 20MB maximum on SEAL™ file size. However, there is no restriction on the file format. Feel free to use .ZIP files to bundle files and save your SEAL™ credits. Once you have your .SEAL™ files, there is no need to "re-SEAL™" any work contained in those .SEAL™ files unless you have revised them. Because WorldWideOCR never actually executes or reads your file, the SEAL™ process can encrypt any digital file format!
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how do I rename a file?

The name of the file you intend to protect, CANNOT include any spaces. You will need to remove the spaces between the words in the name of the file before uploading it to our server on Step 2.

For example, a WORD Document file would need to be named like one of the following:

My_Lyrics_01.doc ... or MyLyrics01.doc ... or SONG_TITLE.doc

NOT

My Lyrics 01.doc ... or SONG TITLE.doc

Suggestions:
1. SAVE INITIAL FILE WITH NO SPACES
You can do this when you create the file by either inserting an "_" (underscore) between the words, or deleting the spaces when you first "Save" your work.

2. USE EXPLORER TO FIND THE FILE AND RENAME IT
To rename your file, you can "explore" your computer to locate the file you wish to rename. Once you have located the file, simply "right click" on the file and choose "rename". Remove all spaces and click outside the file's new name anywhere. Your file is now renamed. You can also do this while you browse for your file on Step 2.

3. OPEN THE FILE AND "SAVE AS"
To rename a file, you can also open the file with the software it was created in. From the "File" menu, choose "Save as" and rename the file. Be sure to use a filename that does not include spaces between the words.

Join Today, and you can gain access to our helpful Tutorials to guide you through this process!
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what is a digital file?

A digital file, simply means that it can be read by a computer. If your images are JPGs, then you already have them in a "digital" file.
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How do I make MP3 files from my CD so I can apply a SEAL™ to them?

Audio recordings are copied onto CD's in a format called WAV or AIF Files. These files are typically around 10 Mb per minute of track and are far too large to be ported around the Internet. In order to SEAL™ your audio recordings, you will need to reduce the size of the files, or compress them. The most noteable formats are the MP3 and WMA files, although there are others.

These MP3 and WMA files apply a digital compression codec which significantly reduces the file size of your audio recordings to allow you to port them accross the Internet to our server. A WAV file can be compressed down from 50 MB to between ~1MB to 7MB depending on the bit rate you choose to convert your files. For the purposes of applying a SEAL™ to you songs, the quality must be high enough to hear everything "you want heard". You may also use .ZIP files to bundle together song packets up to 20MB in size. This will save you SEAL™ credits!

To create and MP3 or WMA files, insert your CD into the appropriate drive, and open your media player (the program that you listen to music with on your PC). Look under the "Tools - Options" tab, and there should be an option which will allow you to make copies of your CD and apply MP3 or WMA compression. You can alter the conversion bit rate to make high or low quality copies of of your music.

Join Today, and you can gain access to our helpful Tutorials to guide you through this process!
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How do I make ZIP files so I can apply a SEAL™ to multiple files?

To Make a .ZIP File you must do the following:
1. Start WINZIP

2. Choose "File" ----> "New Archive" from the top menu bar.

3. Choose where you would like to save the new .ZIP file and give it a name (without spaces) (eg. My_Website_02142006) WINZIP will add the .ZIP when you create the file later.

4. Add the files and folders that you want to include in your ZIP file.

5. Choose "File" ----> "Close Archive"

6. A new file called "My_Website_02142006.ZIP" should now exist wherever you saved it.

Ensure that your ZIP files are smaller than 20 MB and you are ready to make a SEAL(TM) File with them.   go to WINZIP.com

Join Today, and you can gain access to our helpful Tutorials to guide you through this process!
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can I still register my work at the US Library of Congress?

Yes! You should consider doing this, especially if you are planning to publish your work in the US. WorldWideOCR recommends that copyright holders and intellectual property owners acquire as much protection as they can afford.

As a matter of fact, many of our members are choosing to protect their copyrights with a SEAL™ file date stamp before they file with their National Copyright Office. The SEAL™ file gives them an instant, and therefore, superior date-stamp, which can be substantiated and used to fortify any future copyright registrations for the work.

Because SEAL™ files provide an instantaneous date-stamp, our members can make public disclosure and begin to shop the protected material immediately. In this manner, even if somebody steals your copyright or intellectual property and somehow "officially registers" it before you, you can still produce highly credible evidence of copyright ownership or prior art, pre-dating that of the infringer.

Once again, should you choose to undertake any subsequent national registration process(es), your SEAL™ file will always represent the earliest moment in time that you had tangible and highly credible evidence of your idea's existence.
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what do I do with my SEAL™ file?

We suggest you make several personal back-up copies of your SEAL™ files. Unlike a sealed envelope, your SEAL™ file can be opened immediately and as many times as you need. The SEAL™ file always remains in your archive! In addition, your SEAL™ files are redundantly archived and will not require a costly safe deposit box, run the risk of the glue and tape failing or the ink fading, or recording media degradation... you get the idea.
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what if i need to protect an idea, but I don't want to patent it yet?

You are well advised to, somehow, protect and archive all of your worthwhile intellectual property. Let's say you have a great idea, and all you want to do is sell it. We recommend that people apply a SEAL™ to their work before they make any attempt to move forward with their idea. Once you have your work in SEAL™ file format, we then recommend that you document every disclosure that you make, and use Non-Disclosure Agreements whenever possible. Also, when you submit your idea, state the fact that you have applied a WorldWideOCR SEAL™ to your idea.

Providing that your idea is original, you now have two elements of proof of ownership. The SEAL™ file, and documented disclosure to your targets. You will have one full year after your first public disclosure to file for a patent or find a partner to take your idea forward.
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what if I need to open my SEAL™ file?

Simply login to the WorldWideOCR and from your Safe-Deposit Box, locate the item and click "open SEAL™ File". You will then be asked enter your PIN and your portion of the SEAL™ Key that you received via e-mail upon completion of the SEAL™ process. Upload your associated SEAL™ File, and while you wait, your creation is decrypted for your immediate download. WorldWideOCR will follow up with a detailed e-mail, describing our involvement with your now decrypted SEAL™ File and testimony to the fact that we have two identical copies of your encrypted SEAL™ File in our archives.
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what about redundant SEAL™ File archiving?

It is always recommended that you back everything up! But even in the event that you lose your SEAL™ Files, don't worry. In addition to your copy of the SEAL™ file, WorldWideOCR will also create two redundant archive copies and store them in two separate locations for as long as you remain a member. This gives you a total of three backup locations.
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what if I lose my personally archived copy of the  SEAL™ File?

Through your Safe-Deposit Box, and at a charge of $20 US per request, WorldWideOCR will restore one or all of your SEAL™ files for personal download and archiving. You can then securely re-transfer your SEAL™ Archive from our server to a desktop of your choice.
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can I make copies of my SEAL™ File?

WorldWideOCR encourages you to make as many copies of your personally archived SEAL™ files as you want. DO NOT RENAME YOUR SEAL™ FILES!!!
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what if I can't complete the "SEAL™ Process" in one session?

Once you begin to SEAL™ your file, you must complete the process within 48 hours.

Uninterrupted, the 5 step SEAL™ File process typically takes between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on your bandwidth and file size. Should you be interrupted, you can return to WorldWideOCR and check the status of your SEAL™ files from your Safe-Deposit Box. For 48 hours following your original session, you may resume any pending SEAL™ File by clicking on the "Resume" button in the File Status column.

For your own file security, after 48 hours, any incomplete SEAL™ Files are deleted from our server. You will receive an email, informing you that your incomplete SEAL™ file has expired and that your SEAL™ credit was restored to your account. You will need to begin again.
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why must I "proof-read" my file before I SEAL™ it?

Once your file has been securely transferred to the WorldWideOCR server, you will be asked to "proof-read" your file. This needs to be done to ensure that you have uploaded the "correct and functioning" original file. Liken this step to checking the contents of an envelope before you send it of to your archive. This step is crucial as you will be signing off that the file transfer was successful and that your file remained intact.
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why canít I just e-mail my work(s) to myself or my friend?

Actually, you probably could, but it will be much less secure and far more difficult for you to testify as credibly as WorldWideOCR or your government copyright office will. Because these institutions are built upon trust and credibility, they have no interest in tampering with any of the data supplied to them by their registrants. Unfortunately, your friend's motivations could easily be brought into question.

While many computers and files can be easily tampered with, a business like ours, built with integrity and based upon trust and credibility, can offer many obvious benefits with respect to testifying in these matters.
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can't I just registered mail all of my ideas in one package?

As they say, "It's better than nothing..." But this also depends on who you talk to. You may hear that this method will suffice to provide proof of copyright ownership, but you may also hear that mailing your copyrighted material to yourself is completely useless in a court of law.

For example, there is an argument that one could send an empty, un-sealed envelopes through the Postal system to acquire the date-stamps. At a later date, the copyright holder can then insert their latest work the the pre-date-stamped envelope, seal it, and claim the date on the envelope as their original date of creation. This version of the "Poorman's Copyright" has become a thing of the past.
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can I copyright the name of my band or musical group?

You cannot own the copyright to a name. You can, however, trademark your name in association with the services you provide. Simply put, a trademark is a word, name, symbol or other device that identifies the goods or services of a given person, group or company which also distinguishes them from the goods or services of other persons, groups or companies.

Trademark law is written to prevent others from using your trademark (such as the name of a musical group or artist) on their merchandise, without expressed written consent.
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