Universal Copyright in a Global World for Intellectual Property
In this 3,297-word article, I summarize the main idea of the book Freedom of Expression and Copyright, The Foundations of All liberties I have published in two volumes.
· First my research, analysis, and discussion of documents ranging from 1100 to 2016 in a Kindle Book (492 pages, 154,663 words, ASIN: B06XNJZ4W6) available in the Kindle Stores of all Amazon sites.
· Second all the documents from 1100 to 2016 considering essentially England/United Kingdom, and then the USA.(manuscript of 550 pages, 442,835 words) available (without the documents the research is not understandable) in free open access at
This original article on Medium.com considers the situation at the global level and the confrontation of the two basic systems of first copyright in most of the world and second authors’ rights in France and a few other countries.
The stake is the protection of the moral rights of authors. The French-carried system makes them central whereas the American system covers their protection with Fair Use and Common Law.
Most European countries, including Russia, have chosen a compromise with the basic system of copyright to which they have added some articles to define and protect moral rights.
A confrontation is bound to happen in the world but since Europe refuses (under the influence of the French) to negotiate with the main Copyright supporter (the USA) in the name of Cultural Exception and Cultural Diversity, the only arena where it will take place is the global market of Intellectual Property and that will bring the French-carried system to the brink of collapse sooner or later particularly with authors and other artists and creators concerned by copyright who will shift their works to a country working with copyright, particularly the USA.
And they won’t even need to emigrate to the USA because intellectual property can circulate from the creator to the “publisher” virtually and the contract is international. Too bad for Trump. But the French — and the Europeans — may have to cry one day though. Note the British have a totally different copyright law.
Dr. Jacques COULARDEAU