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The majority of the world's countries (one exception being the United States) have undertaken a commitment at the level of human rights to protect the interests of persons who author 'scientific ... production[s]'. This commitment is embodied in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), which recognizes in Article 15.1.(c) the rights of everyone 'to benefit from the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.'



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