In accordance with Colombian copyright law, the registration of works, phonograms, acts and contracts is established with the aim of giving greater legal certainty to authors and owners of rights. For this reason, the registry is established as a means of proof or support in relation to the authorship or ownership of economic rights.
Regarding registration, it should be clarified that it does not create the right to a work, since the protection of copyright is born with its creation, and no formality is necessary to uphold that right.
Currently the registration of works, phonograms, acts and contracts can be done physically at the DNDA facilities; virtually, for which you must access the website http://derechodeautor.gov.co/obras-literarias; or through the app "Protect Your Works", available in the iOS and Android stores, where you can register videos and photos. The process is completely free and the DNDA has a maximum of 15 business days to answer each request.
Since the establishment of the registry of works, phonograms, acts and contracts in 1886, more than a million works have been registered. In 2019, a total of 86,250 registrations were made.
The evaluation is carried out annually. For this, a quantitative measure of the total number of registrations is taken into account, as well as criteria such as the type of work registered, the place of residence of the registrants, etc.