World Book and Copyright Day

The Importance of Intellectual Property Rights

Dr. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi | Published on 23 Apr 2020

World Book and Copyright Day

Today, 23rd April, marks the World Book & Copyright Day (UNESCO declaration, 1995, Paris). 

With more than a third of the planet’s population currently under lockdown, the power of literature is eliminating isolation and defeating distancing, by helping us expand our horizons and stimulate creativity from the comfort of our favorite armchair. 

Indeed the 23rd April is considered as a monumental day in the world of literature, marking the demise of Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega and Shakespeare in 1616. It is also no coincidence, that the celebration of the concept of Copyright has been coupled with Literature on this day. 

Copyright is considered as one of the most important tools for any author in need of much needed protection of his/her valuable work. This is especially so in today’s world of easy digital reproduction. In essence, Copyright is a legal concept describing rights given to creators for their original artistic or literary work, vested from the moment the art or literature is created. With the great advances in technology, Copyright continues to be an invaluable asset for artists. 

With a dedicated Intellectual Property team, Chetcuti Cauchi can assist any writer or artist in meandering the world of Intellectual Property rights. Contact us to discuss your IP needs. 



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