• Thomas Dreier
  • Louisa Specht
Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law book series (MSIP, volume 18)


In principle, German copyright does not differentiate, in terms of the effect of copyright law, according to various work categories. Rather, Section 2(2) of the German Copyright Act (Urheberrechtsgesetz) protects all literary, scientific, and artistic works, provided they are sufficiently original. This includes original adaptations (Section 3, first sentence, Copyright Act).


Civil Code Federal Constitutional Federal Supreme German Legislature German Federal Constitutional 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)KarlsruheGermany

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