International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights

In principle, every country is free to design its laws on copyright and related rights according to its own needs, policy objectives, and legal traditions. Particularly, it is in the discretion of domestic lawmakers whether and to what extent they want to protect works of foreign nationals. In the early days culture-importing countries tended to grant little protection to foreign works in order to secure cheap copies for their interior markets.

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