The right of distribution is the right to make available to the public the original or copies of a work by selling, renting, lending or in any other way.
Only distribution is done if it is present, making copies available to the public on a specific physical medium (paper, compact disc, video, ...).
In addition to the works excluded from intellectual property (art. 13 LPI) or that are of public domain (art. 41 LPI), the Intellectual property law It contemplates some cases in which works can be distributed without the authorization of the author or holder of the rights. Some of these exceptions are:
|Teaching illustration and research||
|Security and official procedures||
|People with disabilities||
|Information on current events||
|Works located on public roads||
The legislation does not contemplate the full distribution of material protected for educational purposes, which is why teachers can not distribute copies of documents to the class without the authorization of the holder of the rights or the payment of a license to the entity of corresponding management
However, sections 3-5 of the32 article LPI details the cases in which teachers can take advantage of the right to illustration for teaching and research purposes: