Poland: Copyright protection of an idea, Supreme Court of Poland, II CSK 400/16, 2 March 2017
Kluwer Copyright Blog
October 26, 2017
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The Polish Supreme Court held that the creative (original) nature of a work protected by copyright may manifest itself in the creative, new and simplified combination of known elements e.g. insurance products. The condition of individuality of such a work will be met if it is unique from the statistical point of view, meaning that it is unlikely that another person will prepare an identical work in the future.