Copyright law, case IV CKN 458/00

July 26th, 2005, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Supreme Court – Civil Chamber in its judgment of 26 September 2001 case file IV CKN 458/00, published in the electronic database Legalis, held that questions included in the so-called “question bank” that is used in the test driving exams are deemed as public materials within the meaning of article 4(2) of the Polish Act on Authors Rights and Neighbouring Rights and, therefore, they are not afforded the copyright protection. The Court held that the official documentary material is what comes from the office or another state institution, or concerns an official matter or what was created as the result of the application of the official procedure.

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