Building creativity: an argument for the reformulation of Brazil’s Copyright system

  • Eduardo Magrani Institute for Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro - ITS
  • Helena Ferreira Matos Harvard Law School – HLS
Keywords: Copyrights, Creative Economy, Fair use, Exceptions and limitations to copyrights

Abstract

Brazil has had a history of maximization of copyrights since the first rules prohibiting unauthorized uses of intellectual works emerged in the first half of the nineteenth century. The country’s current system of exceptions and limitations is not adequate to the current times, and has been applied in a restrictive manner. This has created an environment that is overly hostile to the use of works that would otherwise be considered fair, and hampers the development of a thriving creative economy. With this in mind, the reinterpretation of the norms regarding copyrights, as well as the reform of Copyright Law is requested.

Published
2018-06-11
How to Cite
Magrani, E., & Ferreira Matos, H. (2018). Building creativity: an argument for the reformulation of Brazil’s Copyright system. Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management, 15(3), 366-375. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.14488/BJOPM.2018.v15.n3.a3