Properly regulating copyright, with its moral and patrimonial implications, is one of the challenges facing Chile today.
By Marion Soto
Santiago de Chile.- The importance of protecting intellectual property rights implies not only recognizing the copyright on new creations that, under the auspices of innovation and new technologies, are so necessary to face the challenges of growth and transformation.
Hence the impulse and relevance of adequately safeguarding the rights of intellectual creators, which does not preclude safeguarding the right of access to knowledge that we all have. Finding the right balance, properly regulating copyright, with its moral and patrimonial implications, is one of the challenges we face in our country today.
On this path, we cannot mark a setback of what we already have. Certainly, both considerations arise from the same origin that has a legitimate purpose: to encourage creation, adequately recognize author’s rights and establish limitations that can allow access to knowledge and generate the appropriate incentive to motivate new creations, thus achieving constant progress. of human knowledge.
Intellectual and industrial property should not only be the assets of large companies; This day that commemorates Intellectual Property worldwide turns out to be a great opportunity to raise awareness of its importance for all, in terms of our ability to create and in terms of advances in knowledge that foster the growth of our society.
In the process in which we currently find ourselves, it is likely that our regulation of intellectual property will be faced with its own challenges that transcend our country, as evidenced by the creation of vaccines to combat a pandemic or a robust regulation that implies generating incentives or stimuli for innovation and entrepreneurship, in constant personal and social growth.
Marion Soto is the director of the Evening Law Career, Universidad San Sebastián.