Pope Criticized Developed Countries’ Aggressive Copyright EnforcementAdded: Saturday, November 6th, 2010
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Vatican told the World Intellectual Property Organization that although it admits the right of the creative authors to be fairly rewarded for their work, it’s still vital to realize that the initial purpose of IP protection is the promotion of production for the sake of the common good.
Since copyright works became the source of large profits for a range of business interests of the multinational companies, such as the representatives of movie and music industries, the world has seen an increasing push to defend those works at all costs, even though it caused detriment of society and culture.
Unsurprisingly, the Vatican, like the rest of the world, has not accepted those moves of the entertainment industry. A few weeks ago a Delegation of the Holy See complained to a gathering at the World IP Organization General Assembly that it’s worried about the excessive zeal it saw from the rich countries attempting to protect their copyrights, particularly when it was about health care in developing countries.
The delegation explained that the original reason for protecting copyright should be the promotion of artistic production for the sake of the common good, which officially attests the right of the creator to recognition of the ownership of his creations. Meanwhile, it is supposed to serve the cultural and material progress of the whole society.
The main idea of the Vatican complaints is that copyrighted content doesn’t exist in a vacuum, since it normally becomes a part of the society after its release, with later being owned by the artist in name only. Sometimes the creator’s work shapes the consciousness of a whole country or generation. Those artists that follow the flow find it quite hard to properly protect their work. The usual thing everyone forgets is that although artists have always been around, the digital works are relatively new invention.
In short words, Pope Benedict said in his Encyclical Letter that on the part of developed countries there’s “excessive zeal” for defending knowledge by a false assertion of the copyright to the creative works, particularly in the area of health care. Actually, the only fact that a number of countries already enforced laws stipulating that the best way to protect copyright is to disconnect their fans from the Internet clearly shows the Pope is right.
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Saturday, November 6th, 2010
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