The Colombian legislation grants the author of a literary, artistic or scientific work the monopoly over the different uses and exploitation that can be made of this work, among them, the reproduction, distribution, communication and transformation of the work, these are identified as rights, which only and exclusively can enjoy and exercise the author or the people whom the later authorizes to do it. Regarding to this the Andean Community Decision 351 of 1993 and the law 23 of 1993 states the following:
“Art 13.- The Author or in case the right holders have exclusive right to perform , authorize or ban: a) The reproduction of the work by any means; b) the public communication of the work by any means to spread the words, the signs, the sounds or the images; c) the public distribution of copies of the work through the sale, lease or rental; d) The importation into the territory of any member country of copies non authorized by the right holder; e) The translation, adapting, arrange or any other transformation of the work”.
As the aforementioned rule states, the right holders of the author can exercise on these rights, it means, by the people whom these rights have been transferred. In the case of the copyrights of the work “HERCOLUBUS OR RED PLANET”, these rights were transferred in full to the V. M. Rabolu Foundation at the time of itsestablishment. Due to this, the main assets of the nonprofit entity are identified as the ostensible ownership of the capacity of reproduction, distribution, communication and transformation of the work “HERCOLUBUS OR RED PLANET”.
In this way, the rights of the work “HERCOLUBUS OR RED PLANET” have been kept safeguarded in a nonprofit entity which has no proprietors or particular interests and which tends towards collective purpose or common interest.
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