Copyright law, case I ACa 2/96

February 22nd, 2005, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Appellate Court in Warsaw in its judgment of 2 October 1996, case file I ACa 2/96, held that the protection of author’s rights is attributed to the creator of a creative work and can be directed against anyone who infringes on these rights. This is an absolute protection, that is totally independent of whether there existed any contractual relationship between the creator and the infringer. The use of works without permission constitutes an infringement of author’s rights/copyrights.

See also “Polish regulations on copyright” and “Polish case law on copyright“.