In light of growing pressure on governments to devalue copyright in recent years, IAF presents The Case for Copyright, which outlines the essential principles for building a case for copyright and licensing. This document consists of three principles that IAF maintain are vital to consider:
- Everyone should be able to participate in culture and have the work they create protected.
- Authors should be rewarded fairly for the work they produce, so they are able to continue to create.
- Future culture
- Authors preserve and promote cultural diversity through art, literature and language, so when local authors cannot create, it can jeopardise local culture.
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