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Despite the fact that in most of the legislation of the EU member states, that is, the so-called In the continental legal system, the author owns the copyright in his work by the very act of creating the work, without the need to complete any formalities such as registration of the work or deposit (storage) of the work, in practice authors and later users of the work encounter numerous obstacles and difficulties in realizing and protection of their rights.

By depositing author’s works with CCA, and obtaining a certificate of deposit, you provide additional material proof of your authorship.

You can deposit for a period of one, three, five or ten years, in Croatian and English. For more information about escrow, visit our FAQ or microlink about escrow, and find the prices in the price list.

In addition to author’s works, depositing is also useful for projects based on other forms of intellectual property, i.e. trade secrets or technical advances, especially in order to strengthen your position before negotiations with potential business partners before and during the placement of the work or product/service on the market.

By depositing, you strengthen your position in the event of possible violations or disputes of your authorship, both for the purposes of placing the work on the market and its commercialization, and for the purposes of proceedings before the competent institutions.

Source Code Escrow

Source code escrow, or the depositing of the source code of a computer program, consists of entering into an agreement on depositing the code and handing over the source code to an independent third party, an agency, for safekeeping and a kind of insurance, and is often set by the licensee as a condition, or an advantage, for the realization business cooperation. The agreement is concluded between the licensor and the licensee of the software. The licensor deposits a copy of the source code of the software (and related technical components and documentation) with an independent agent, all corresponding rights and obligations of the agent, the licensor and the licensee are agreed upon in a tripartite agreement. A source code escrow agreement typically instructs the agent to surrender the source code to the licensee if and when a specified event occurs, such as the licensor’s insolvency or failure to meet code maintenance obligations under the master license agreement.