UNESCO: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization

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Seeking the Right Balance
 © Drawing Christian Roux

Writers, musicians, photographers, painters, computer programmers, translators….Without copyrights, none of these occupations could claim remuneration. But because culture must be accessible to the greatest number, UNESCO is engaged in seeking the right balance between the interests of the artist and those of the general public. New techniques of pirating musical recordings or DVDs, however, are threatening this fragile equilibrium. Not only the rich countries have to pay the cost. More
Paraguay and the Pirate’s Song
Sadly, for geographic and economic reasons, Paraguay has become the world capital of pirated music.
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