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Copyrights

A copyright is a legally recognized monopoly that protects the authors of creative works from unauthorized use of their creations. The purpose of a copyright is to promote the production of creative works such as books, paintings, films, music, and other forms of creative expression by establishing a system of incentives. This is achieved by guaranteeing to the authors exclusive rights over their creations for a limited period of time. To fulfill its purpose, a copyright must balance the protection of the copyrighted work with the circulation of ideas in society, which in turn allows the creation of new works. According to the logic followed by copyright, insufficient protections may not provide enough incentives for the creation of new works. On the other hand, since ...

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