35 years of expertise

The APP (Agency for the Protection of Programs), European organization for the defense of authors and publishers of digital works, is an association law 1901.

Partner of creators in the digital environment, the APP has already assisted more than 17,000 members in the protection and management of their portfolio of digital creations, mainly professional (software, databases, websites, etc.).

As trusted third parties, the APP has become the reference organization in digital protection, for companies and institutions, but also for individuals in France and abroad. It acts as a third-party escrow agent, particularly in the context of escrow contracts, to reassure customers and partners about the sustainability of their investments.

More than a hundred decisions have recognised the APP’s right to take legal action, several of which come from criminal courts.

  • 1982
    Creation of the APP
  • 1986
    Creation of the InterDeposit Environment
    Foundation of the legal protection solutions of the APP
  • 1998
    Signature
    of the 1st Investment Agreement
  • 1999
    10,000th registered creation in the IDDN Directory
  • 2013
    InterDeposit Corporate
    Launch of the platform
  • 2016
    Launch of the first APP webinars
  • 2017
    InterDeposit Web
    Launch of the platform

Our missions, our vocation

Creators or editors of digital works, APP has been assisting you since 1982.

In practice, although copyright protects your works from their creation, it is difficult to prove your rights and their infringement.

That is why the APP:

Slide offers you a range of solutions to ensure that your rights are respected and to prevent and remedy evidentiary difficulties in the event of a violation of these rights. And this whatever the content to protect, its size and nature; Slide is at the forefront of innovation, offering you unparalleled software solutions that meet the latest standards of proof and archiving durability; Slide allows you to trace the evolution of your creations over time, in order to materialize your portfolio of digital assets and keep a dated history for traceability and proof purposes. The APP has exclusive rights to the IDDN registration nomenclature, specific to digital works, and recognized internationally before the courts of all States signatories to the Berne Convention ; Slide manages the archiving of your recorded creations and access to your deposited elements in a very rigorous way ; Slide ensures the management of your registered work filiations: traceability of possible co-ownership, transfer of ownership (merger/acquisition, technology transfer, etc.), management of access to deposited elements (within the framework of escrow contracts for example) ; Slide brings you a technological and legal watch, and participates in the working groups of various national or international organizations;

The APP is also a permanent member of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Office, Switzerland) and CSPLA (Superior Council of Literary and Artistic Property of the Ministry of Culture, France).

Our values

Confidentiality is very important for the APP which respects the will of its Members to protect their private information and their deposits.

In order to preserve the trust of its Members, the APP has implemented a confidentiality policy defined in the APP General Regulations and the Legal Notices on the website.

A team of specialists

As our businesses require both technical and legal expertise, our teams are made up of legal professionals, development engineers and experts with both legal and technical skills.

Our multidisciplinary experts are at your disposal to assist you in the protection of your portfolio of creations and to answer your legal, patrimonial, operational and commercial needs.

Icône: cadenas
Protect
Icône: Clef
Manage
Icône: Défendre
Defend
Icône: s'informer
Inform

InterDeposit, 6 years of R & D in the service of proof

Since its creation, the APP has adopted a prospectivist approach in order to anticipate changes in business practices such as the digitization of procedures. The APP wondered how to dematerialise the filing process on the probation chain while guaranteeing the same level of reliability as that of the physical deposit.

The InterDeposit platform was designed in particular to respond to this challenge by providing APP members with innovative and secure solutions with the assurance that the processes are tamper-proof and can not be manipulated.

Thus, the InterDeposit software solution gives you an additional level of confidence and guarantees the confidentiality of data exchanges and the data itself.

Our Members safely deposit within the platform that meets the requirements of compliance with the General Safety Regulations (RGS).