The characterization of copyright in Poland should start with presenting the definition of “copyright law”, by which we understand a set of rules regarding creative activity having an individual character. Issues regarding copyright have been regulated in the Act of 4 February 1994 on copyright and related rights.
The subject of copyright are all kinds of works, regardless of their value, purpose or expression, for example, literary, scientific and journalistic works, that is, all works expressed in words or by means of graphic signs, photographic works, violin, art, design, music, verbal Musical, architectural, urban, audiovisual, stage, choreographic, etc. The copyright also covers proprietary works of someone else’s works in the form of, for example, translations, computer programs, collections or databases.
Polish legal provisions guarantee the author of the work, personal and property rights.
Among personal rights, we distinguish:
– the right to authorship of the work,
– the right to decide on the first publishing,
– the right to supervise the use of the work,
– the right of inviolability of content and protection of its integrity.
In turn, property rights are:
– the right to use the work by the artist for exclusive use,
– the right to dispose of a work by means of which we understand recording, putting on the market, inserting into the computer’s memory, reproduction, public performance, displaying, displaying or performing, renting, etc.,
– the right to remuneration for the use of creativity by third parties.
Copyright protection arises automatically when it is created, and certification is not necessary.
Violation of copyright law by which we understand the use without permission or knowledge of the author’s creation may result in a fine, restriction or imprisonment of up to 5. Among the frequent violations of copyright is distinguishing: publishing someone else’s text and describing it with his own name or omitting the author’s application, using someone else’s photographs and signing yourself as an author or omitting the author’s application, using fragments of other texts in our works without providing source data (this type of treatment is possible if someone else’s text is marked with quotes and properly described by giving the source along with the author’s indication) or processing someone else’s works without the author’s consent, appropriating someone else’s technological solutions, posting someone else’s text without the author’s consent or without providing the source.
Of course, the right to use the work may be transferred to a third party, under an appropriate agreement on the transfer of copyright or under a license. These cases usually involve the payment of a payment to the author by a third party. Copyrights can also be transferred by inheritance.
The copyright protection excludes: legal acts or their official projects, official documents, protective or patent descriptions.