Poland: Plagiarism, Supreme Court of Poland, V CSK 125/14, 23 January 2015

Kluwer Copyright Blog
September 21, 2015

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The Polish Supreme Court held that the use of elements of a work of authorship, which are widely known and available (in the public domain), in another work in which those elements were combined in a different way, constitutes an expression of individual creative thought, and cannot therefore be regarded as an infringement of copyright in the first work (plagiarism).

A full summary of this case has been published on Kluwer IP Law