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Don't let anyone claim your work.

Protect your Big Idea in seconds with e-TimeStamp.

Protect the intellectual property in any file on your computer

You can only protect your work if you can prove you created it first. Add your name and prove you created it.

No matter what kind of idea you have, with e-Timestamp you can prove it exists with you, now. It works on any digital file. With a cost of only 40¢ per timestamp, e-Timestamp is one of the least expensive ways to prove you had that big idea first.

You can't explain your genius in a URL! With e-TimeStamp you can protect your entire idea.

Why use e-TimeStamp?

  • You get strong legal evidence that's backed by international standards.
  • Your confidentiality is secure; your file never leaves your computer.
  • A fast and inexpensive way to protect the work that shapes your career.
  • Easy-to-use software is provided for free.

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How it works

First, a digital fingerprint of your file is generated on your computer.

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Next, this digital fingerprint is sent to a DigiStamp Timestamp Authority.

The Timestamp Authority creates a timestamp with the fingerprint, the authority's digital signature, and the current time.

The timestamp is returned to you as a certificate, for your safe keeping, verifying the file's existence at the moment of timestamping.  This certificate is proof that the file has not changed since being protected
Important Considerations:

  • You should include your name in the file that you timestamp, otherwise all that will be proven is that the file existed at a point-in-time.

  • You must retain a copy of the file version you timestamped.  A modified version will no longer have the same digital fingerprint so it will not be protected.

  • You must retain a copy of the timestamp certificate to protect the authenticity of your records.

What you'll need to do

Protecting your intellectual property has never been this cheap or this easy:

First, you'll need to have a digital file of your created works.  If your work was not created digitally, this can be a scan, recording, or any other digital file that substantially represents your work.  If you have a file on your computer that is unmistakably your work and includes your name, we can protect it with a timestamp.

Next, you'll need to make an account with DigiStamp.  There is a minimum charge of $10 to use the service, but timestamps cost only $.40.  Ten dollars allows you to protect 25 files of your work.

Now, you'll need to choose which software you'll be using to make your e-Timestamps.  We recommend our web applications or downloadable software, the IP Protector.  We make these recommendations because we can support the software and they are format agnostic; your work can be an image, document, recording, or any other type of file.  Alternatives are available, including Adobe Acrobat and Emeraz, our partner specifically for musicians.

Finally, it's time to make your first e-Timestamp.

Video demonstrations of how to use our web applications and the IP Protector are available.

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How often do I need to timestamp a file that I'm working on?
Do I send you my work or do you keep a copy of it?
What's an example of using a timestamp to protect against copyright infringement?
Doesn't the Copyright Law protect my work?

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Why you can trust it

DigiStamp provides strong legal evidence for authentication

Simply put, you need proof of what you've done and when you did it. Our service provides strong evidence for both. 
In fact, we provide uniquely strong evidence, in part because we have implemented internationally standardized methods.

No one can use our service to produce a false timestamp. Even we can't produce false timestamps. If someone offered us a million dollars, we still couldn't produce a false timestamp.

Why not? A DigiStamp timestamp offers you three layers of security:

  • An audit trail from two independent authorities proving that our equipment does exactly what we say it does.
  • State-of-the-art software that meets the highest established standards.
  • Uniquely customized hardware that cannot be tampered with.

Details on this security are available here.
  Details on why our product works are available here.

Our timestamps have not been successfully challenged in 10 years of operation.  Many organizations have trusted us to protect intellectual property and records of great value to their operations.

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