Copyright and neighbouring rights

Copyright law traditionally protects your ideal and economic interests as the author of existing works. The object of protection is mainly in the fields of art, literature and science. An author may always decide for himself what happens to his work and who may use his work. If works are distributed carelessly without express permission to use them, there is a risk of warning proceedings.

In addition, there are so-called neighbouring rights. They protect creations that are similar to a copyright protected creations, but do not constitute a "work". In addition, activities are protected that are directly related to a copyrighted work and are involved in the communication of the work. This includes, for example, when singers or other artists perform with other people's works in public.

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