6 Jan
2014

Protecting digital literary works: a challenge for consumer rights

In the cultural and artistic world, literary works represent the sentimental, experimental and creative expressions of human beings. The huge numbers of works published since the classical era, along with Gutenberg’s 1450 creation of the printing press (which allowed for the mass publication of literary works for the first time), created the need for authors to enforce the legal protection of their works. As these authors had the right to claim their own creations, a strong legal framework had to be created to allow them to feel protected against third parties which attempted to distort, alter or steal their ideas and creations.