Copyright is the exclusive right of the author of a literary, scientific or artistic work, or of his assignees, to make such work public and to reproduce it, subject to the limitations provided in the Law.

Copyright shall be deemed personal property. It shall pass on by succession and shall be capable of transfer in whole or in part. Transfer of copyright in whole or in part may be effected only by an authenticated or private deed. The transfer shall comprise only those rights specifically mentioned in the deed of transfer or which are necessarily implied from the nature or purpose of the agreement.