In Paris on 10 December 1948 the General Assembly of the United Nations issued the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Its wording almost anticipates the Internet.

Article 19: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.

Article 27: Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

April 23

World Book and Copyright Day
Declared by UNESCO in 1995

April 26

World Intellectual Property Day
Declared by WIPO in 1999

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