Copyright law, case I CR 91/73

June 2nd, 2008, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Supreme Court in its judgment of 25 April 1973 case file I CR 91/73 ruled that the work of art becomes subject to copyright if it’s somehow fixed, i.e., if it takes any form, even if unstable and transient, but in so constant, so that the content and features of the work exerted artistic effect. The compositions of flowers (ikebana) meet this requirement. Therefore, it is not allowed to copy it without permission, inter alia, by photographic means, for any use other than personal use, in particular – for use in connection with the achievement of economic benefits.

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