How you protect a literary, scientific or artistic work and for what duration?

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The protection granted to the author is born from the moment he creates the work, without it being necessary to comply with any legal formality (i.e. registration before the Colombian Centre of Copyrights – CECOLDA) nor with a certain quality, theme or destination. Notwithstanding, the registration is an important probative medium.

The protection of a copyright shall be:

– For natural persons: not less than the life of the author plus 80 years after his / her death.
– For legal persons: not less than 50 years counted from the completion, disclosure or publication of the work.