Copyright – Individual Achievement And Protection

When it comes to copyright, especially on the Internet, we usually have multiple stakeholders that are interested in regulating the level of protection in a different way and to a different extent. Copyright law should be the result of compromise between these entities. On the one hand, there are authors, as well as producers of copyrighted content, and on the other, its consumers, that is, users of the internet, but also large Internet companies that base their business models on the exploitation of copyrighted works.

The relevance of this topic was seen during a public debate in the process of adopting the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, popularly referred to as the Copyright Directive, when the general public became concerned with whether and how such a solution would affect internet neutrality, that is, the freedom of Internet users to have unhindered and even access to content.

Copyright work is considered to be a whole range of formally expressed spiritual creations, from the written word, spoken speeches, musical compositions with or without text, film, dramatic works, to works of architecture, fine arts, computer programs, theater directing, etc.

When it comes to audio and video production, in addition to the collective realization of property rights, which in modern society with the mass media, there is a need and a model through which broadcasters, i.e. commercial consumers of these copyrighted works get the right to market, and authors, arrangers, performers and other related rights holders exercise the right to just compensation; individual rights are also available to right holders.

As the exercise of economic and moral copyright before the competent courts is often a complex and demanding process, professional legal assistance is often required for authors or right holders. Lawyers in this type of legal representation must have a high level of prior knowledge of the creative industries, as well as a tendency for abstract expression and art in a broad sense. When it comes to infringement, it is crucial to first identify whether a particular work qualifies as copyright, then whether the extent and type of threat can be treated as an infringement, and finally the amount and extent of the damage caused must be adequately assessed in order to accurately predict the outcome of a possible dispute, that is, the effect of the claim itself.