The National Institute of Copyright (INDAUTOR)

The National Institute of Copyright
Key objectives of the measure:

The INDAUTOR protects the moral right considered united to the author and is inalienable, imprescriptible, unwaivable and nonseizable it is for the author to determine whether his work is to be disclosed and in what form, or to remain unpublished. It also fosters the ability of the author to exclusively exploit their works or to authorize others for doing so in any given way.

Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
Main feature of the measure:

In relation to legislative measures taken to support artistic creation, one of the most important is the Federal Copyright Law (signed in December 24th, 1996) that was approved to protect the copyrights of authors, artists and performers as well as those of editors, producers, and broadcasting organizations regarding their literary or artistic creations, in all its manifestations as well as other intellectual property rights. The body in charge of executing and monitoring this Law is The National Institute of Copyright (INDAUTOR).

Among the protected works are literature, music, drama, dance, painting and drawing, cartoons and comics, architecture, cinema, radio and TV shows, computer programs, photography, works of applied art, compilations (such as encyclopedias and anthologies), and other works like data base, as long as they are an intellectual creation, and other Works that, by analogy, may be considered literary or artistic works.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

This law grants the creator the right to prevent other people from reproducing or using their work without previous consent. Copyright is particularly important for the economic growth, industrial productivity, employment, creativity and information based on investment processes.

On that basis, Mexican artists are offered the possibility to legally back up their works. There are still some challenges to overcome such as the streaming of the registry process and the promotion of  the benefits received from this law so other artists integrate to register their works, particularly visual artists.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The information about budget, is not available

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