In Colombia, copyright is automatically protected from the moment an original work is created, without the need for any prior registration. However, it is advisable to register the work with the National Directorate of Copyright to have reliable proof of authorship and ownership of the work.
In addition, copyright laws and software license agreements may be used to protect software. You can opt for a closed software license or a free software license, such as open source, which allow more flexibility in terms of its use and distribution.
To prevent piracy and unauthorized use, it is recommended to include technical protection measures, such as encryption and user authentication. It is also important to establish clear policies for the use and dissemination of software, as well as having a team specialized in the management and protection of intellectual property and software in the company or institution.