• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Purposes of copyright
    • United States
    • Guatemala and other countries
  • 02:21    |    
    The two major copyright traditions
    • The incentive-based tradition
    • The natural rights tradition
  • 06:40    |    
    Differences and similarities of the two traditions, regarding different areas of the law
    • What does copyright protect?
    • When does it begin and end?
      • In the US
      • In Guatemala
    • Exclusive rights of the copyright owner
    • Moral rights in Guatemala
    • Pecuniary rights
    • Limitations on the copyright owners' rights
    • Fair use
    • Limitations in Guatemala
  • 29:25    |    
    Internationalization of copyright regimes
  • 32:15    |    
    Effects of a strong copyright law: costs and benefits
  • 33:47    |    
  • 36:06    |    
    Questions and discussion panel
    • How do you believe this debate should be carried?
    • Answer by Julio Cole
    • Who knows about the history of the Guatemalan copyright laws?
    • Answer by Carlos Melini
    • Luis Ruiz Chavarria: Could you comment on the effects of copyrights on the reduction of poverty?
      • Answer by Georgia Harper
      • Answer by Andrés Wyld
    • Marcos Ibárgüen: How may the incentive of formalities affect Guatemala? What do you think of the copyrights issues in the pharmaceutical industry?
      • Answer by Georgia Harper
      • Comment by Julio Cole
    • Discussion on the moral and legal nature of copyrights and intellectual property
    • Discussion on the enforcement of copyright laws in the US and Guatemala
    • Discussion on natural rights and the nature of property
    • Rodrigo Arias: Comment on the impossibility of preventing copying, due to modern technology
    • Luis Ruiz Chavarría: Are intangible goods property?
    • Discussion on the issue of monopoly
  • 01:46:16    |    
  • 01:47:03    |    
    Final credits

Copyright Traditions

New Media  | 21 de abril de 2005  | Vistas: 4017

About this video

For many years the protection of intellectual property has increased for the benefit of its creator. Georgia Harper lectures on the purposes of copyright and the two main traditions that countries around the world follow: Incentive and natural rights tradition. The incentive tradition offers creators a limited monopoly as an incentive, so they can recover their investment and be inclined to continue to create. The natural tradition recognizes and protects the right of the author as an inherent right and differs with the incentive tradition in three aspects: The extent of the limitations, the protection of moral rights, and the absence of formalities. Harper analyzes both by placing Guatemala as the example of the natural rights tradition and the United States as the example of the incentive tradition. She talks about the differences between these two methods, and various other aspects such as the moral rights in Guatemala, as well as the limitations on the copyright owners’ rights.


Copyright Traditions and Future Directions
Georgia Harper

Student Center Building, CE-200
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, April 25, 2005

A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, May 2005
Digital animation: Julio Valle, Alexander Arauz; camera: Rebeca Zúñiga, Sergio Miranda, Alexander Arauz; digital editing: Alexander Arauz; index: Joseph Cole; synopsis: Sebastian del Buey; synopsis reviser: Daphne Ortiz; publication: Pedro David España


Georgia Harper is the scholarly communications advisor for the University of…