[Clipart] Public domain and Norwegian law
nicu at apsro.com
Tue Sep 7 22:18:28 PDT 2004
Runar Ingebrigtsen wrote:
> I've been to some lessons in Norwegian IPR practice recently where I
> learned some interesting things.
> "Public domain" does not exist in Norway. Norwegian law does not allow
> anyone to give away or remove the copyright, or as said in the law - the
> creator rights.
i remember reading something similar about Japan
> This does not mean that a work cannot be made publicly available for
> totally free usage, as in "public domain" - just that the creator still
> keeps the copyright of her work.
> Interestingly, as an employee the contract have to explicitly say that
> the employer get all rights to do whatever with the employees work or
> else the employee can just say no to any usage if she wants to.
> Still, the employee owns the copyright here, but I since the contract
> deals with it she usually have no rights to use the work if the employer
> says no..
> Just thought you might be interested.
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