Copyright law, I SA/Lu 408/98

February 26th, 2005, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Supreme Administrative Court in its judgment of 30 June 1999, case file I SA/Lu 408/98 held that the result of creative activity, original one, characterized by individuality is the protected work. The result of a work which is determined by a described object or phenomenon, complex functions or goals, which is one of the results originating from the possible options that could be reached/solved by people (specialists) making the same task, is not the protected work. The copyright protection does not extend also to creative process, creative method or technique used in creating the work.

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