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What are copyrights?

The national government has specially enacted legislation to protect the rights and interests of creators of works in literature, science, the arts, and other academic areas. The rights afforded by such legislation are called "copyrights." Copyrights come into existence as soon as a work is completed, with no special procedures or registration required. Copyrights encompass two different kinds of rights: moral rights and economic rights. Moral rights serve to protect the reputation and prestige of the authors and the moral interests of their works. Therefore, these may not be assigned or inherited. Economic rights mainly serve to give property rights to the creators, so that they can enjoy real economic benefits from their work.

  • Publish Date : 2008-04-24
  • Update : 2020-09-09
  • Organization : International Legal Affairs Office
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