Uprawnienia osobiste autorów w projekcie Europejskiego kodeksu prawa autorskiego
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Author’s Moral Rights in the European Copyright Code
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To examine the current position of moral rights of authors and they prospects in a globalized society the Wittem Group Project offers an occasion to consider the nature of the rights that copyright secure, and of the aims that copyright system protects. The goal of the European Copyright Code is to increase the overall protection of authors because, notwithstanding twenty years of Directives and growing ECJ caselaw, copyright law in EU Member States continues lack uniformity. The article briefly explains the content and characteristics of moral rights, and assesses the most important aspects of French, German and British national legislations in this area. The basic problem of the unifi cation of copyright in EU with respect to moral rights are discussed and some suggestion are made for the international harmonization of rules controlling these rights. Drawing on recent droit moral scholarship, it is argued here that European Copyright Code offers an approach to enforcement of the law which protects the interests of authors and rights holders, but only to the extent to which this is supported by economic impact analysis.
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