Re: Copyrights in architectual works
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Posted by M Arthur Auslander on June 22, 2002 at 00:24:05:
In Reply to: Copyrights in architectual works posted by adv. Y. Miller on June 21, 2002 at 20:03:10:
: Please assist the undersigned with information about the current legal situation in your country regarding the following question (if possible – with exact refarence to the legal source you are relating to):
: Are architectual works protected, according to your law, just as any other creation/work that is protected by CopyRight ? In other words - Is the criteria for the protection the same (just as a literary work, a painting, etc.) , or does an architectual creation/work needs to comply with higher standards to be protected ?
: Please note – I do not relate to the plans of the architectual work/design (which are protected as any other sketch/painting/drawing) but to the building itself.
: That is – if the building itself is copied (for example – by taking it’s photos and designing and building another house using these photos), and not by photocopying it’s plans, would the design be protected in any case that it is new & unique, or must it be a specially high standard architectual masterpiece ?
: Y. Miller, adv.
Dear Y. Miller,
I'd have to check. I think there is a recent development in this direction.
M. Arthur Auslander
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