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Right of Communication to the Public

For over five centuries now copyright has played a controversial part protecting the rights of authors. What started to stop the coping of books now has extended to a level that will not just stop the copy of a book by a printer but also a music track or software.  The new age of technology however brought new challenges for the courts as to the respect of how copyright infringement can take place. International organizations implement several legislations over the years in order to stop copyright infringement even with the most sophisticated ways. The latest legislation implemented by the European Union, the Information society directive and has an objective to stop this various sophisticated ways of infringing copyright and protect the authors work. This directive provides the right of communication to the public, which provides the author to prohibit or authorize someone to access his work.  Whether the steps taken by the international organizations have achieved their purposes is something that will be discussed below.