Author Sta. Maria condemns "magnanakaw ng libro," shares Project Jurisprudence link

Famous civil law author Sta. Maria turns to Twitter to condemn an alleged violator of the copyright law recently covered by TV Patrol's report. He wrote, "MGA MANGNANAKAW NG LIBRO KO. Yung 2017 "Obligations and Contracts: Text and Cases" ko pa ang pinili niyong photo-copy at pagbili. Kitang-kita sa larawan ang il[l]egal act."

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Section 177. Copyright or Economic Rights. - Subject to the provisions of Chapter VIII, copyright or economic rights shall consist of the exclusive right to carry out, authorize or prevent the following acts: (Republic Act No. 8293; June 6, 1997)

177.1. Reproduction of the work or substantial portion of the work;
177.2. Dramatization, translation, adaptation, abridgment, arrangement or other transformation of the work;
177.3. The first public distribution of the original and each copy of the work by sale or other forms of transfer of ownership;
177.4. Rental of the original or a copy of an audiovisual or cinematographic work, a work embodied in a sound recording, a computer program, a compilation of data and other materials or a musical work in graphic form, irrespective of the ownership of the original or the copy which is the subject of the rental; (n)
177.5. Public display of the original or a copy of the work;
177.6. Public performance of the work; and
177.7. Other communication to the public of the work. (Sec. 5, P. D. No. 49a)