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    the use of laws to protect someone's economic interests in different parts of the world

    Finally, some copyright laws include a right to control importation of copies as a means to prevent erosion of the principle of territoriality of copyright; that is, the legitimate economic interests of the copyright owner would be endangered if he could not exercise the rights of reproduction and distribution on a territorial basis.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/06/2013
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