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1. Principle of protection by the IDDN system

After the on-line referencing of a work, the rightholder obtains an IDDN certificate to be attached to the work, containing in particular the international IDDN number, the title of the work, the special conditions of use and exploitation and any original "sources" of creation. Chain uses of digital works may then be made in compliance with intellectual property rights, thanks to the identification at each stage of the rightholders, their respective creative contributions and the conditions they have stipulated for the use of their work. The international IDDN number is designed to accompany the work in all its reproductions and representations, and the rightholder can thus always be identified.
It should be noted that article 12 of the international copyright treaty, adopted on 20 December 1996 at Geneva by the Diplomatic Conference held by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), provides for the application of legal remedies against any person who removes or alters any electronic rights management information and identification systems.
This provision gives full force of law to the IDDN system.

2. Detection of the unlawful use or exploitation of works - settlement of disputes

Thanks to automatic search systems and the intervention of its authorised agents, the APP ensures that infringement reports are drawn up to provide material proof of any offence. This judicial evidence allows conventional court proceedings to be initiated if the infringers refuse the on-line WIPO arbitration that is normally chosen for the settlement of disputes, in accordance with the IDDN Charter whose enforcement is accepted by cybernauts when they consult an IDDN referenced work.