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FAQS general issues

What is the public domain?

It is understood as the situation in which the works remain when the term of protection of the exploitation rights expires and can be used by anyone as long as their authorship and integrity are respected.

What is piracy?

"Piracy" is a term used to describe any copyright infringement, such as illegal copies or theft of intellectual property rights.

Is a work that does not have the copyright symbol exempt from copyright protection?

In no case is the work unprotected. It is not mandatory for copyright protection to put the © symbol before the author's name. When a work does not contain any symbol or indication, it does not mean that it does not require the prior authorization of the author.

What is the private copy?

It is a limit to the right of reproduction held by the holders of intellectual property rights. It allows a natural person, for private use, the reproduction of works already disclosed to those that have been legally accessed and from a lawful source, except for electronic databases and computer programs. The copy obtained may not be used collectively or for profit.

What is the copyright?

Copyright is the term with which Anglo-Saxon legislation designates exploitation rights. The copyright © symbol details who is the person holding the exploitation rights. Frequently the terms "copyright" and copyright are used as synonyms, although legally they are not exactly the same.

The LPI (art. 146) recognizes the copyright symbol © as an indication of the reservation of rights.


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