• Jan Błeszyñski
Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law book series (MSIP, volume 18)


The Polish copyright does not grant diverse protection to different kinds of works. The rule is that every work constituting a manifestation of individual creativity, established in any form, irrespective of its value, purpose, or form of expression, constitutes the object of protection.2 In particular, the subject matter of copyright includes: works expressed in words, mathematical symbols, graphic signs (literary, journalistic, scientific and cartographic works, and computer programs); artistic works; photographic works; string musical instruments; industrial design works; architectural works, architectural and urban planning works; musical works as well as works with music and lyrics; theatrical works, theatrical and musical works as well as choreographic and pantomime works; audiovisual (including film) works.


Civil Code Legal Instrument Collective Management Musical Work General Clause 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Warsaw UniversityWarsawPoland

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