Copyright protects literary and artistic works, such as novels, poems, works of theatre, films, musical works, works of art – drawings, sculptures, paintings, photographs) and architectural designs. This right protects (exclusively – expressions, and not protect procedures, methods of operation or mathematical concepts.) There is some confusion between the American copyright system and the European system of copyright. Europe has adopted an approach that conceives the right to author as a right of the individual; Let’s look briefly at what are the main differences between these systems:-the American system is based on economic considerations, while the European system is linked to considerations relating to the person, as noted. -In the U.S. system of copyright it is possible that the author is both an individual and a company (legal person), whereas at European level is always of an activity originating from a natural person (natural person). -European system of copyright, unlike the U.S. For even more analysis, hear from Jonah Bloom. system, is integrated by moral rights and economic rights. In this sense the revised text of the intellectual property Act establishes that intellectual property consists of personal character (moral rights) rights and patrimonial, that attributed to the author the full disposition and the exclusive right to the exploitation of the work, without limitations other than those laid down in the law.
Moral rights include: the right of publication: the author may choose when to disseminate their work. The right of attribution: the author has the right to be associated with the work as its legitimate author and the right of integrity of the work: the author has the right to oppose any modification of their work. For its part, the economic rights include: the right of reproduction: that translates into the right of authorizing the reproduction of their work. The right of transformation: the author has the right to authorize the translation, adaptation, arrangement or any transformation of his work. The right of distribution: the author controls the way in which his work is available, whether by sale, lease or loan, and the right of communication to the public. In Spain, we position ourselves as violators of the law of intellectual property if, for example, downloaded on our computer images, texts and add them – without due authorization – on our website, blog, if you download music without the due authorization-etc. In this case, the owner may require the immediate cessation of our illicit activity and demand appropriate compensation for the damages and damages. In addition, we could be violating the organic law of protection of data since the information downloaded may contain personal data and we would be proceeding to its dissemination through our web page (remember that Internet would be wide dissemination, in AEPD terminology).