Under Costa Rican law, Copyright recognizes not only the author´s exclusive rights to exploit his work commercially, but also its moral right, hence, treating an author´s work as more than just an economic interest. An author´s moral right is by all means a natural right, thought of as an extension of the artist´s personality, and is therefore inalienable and perpetual. It is a composite right fundamentally consisting of a right to be acknowledged as an author of the work, a right to prevent the work from being mutilated or distorted, a right to decide when and in what form the work will be divulged to the public (which can be delayed even up to 50 years past the author´s death), and the right to withdraw the work from publication.