The Study on Copyright Limitations for Activation of Use of Public Works

공공저작물 이용 활성화를 위한 저작권 제한 연구

  • 홍재현 (중부대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Received : 2013.05.20
  • Accepted : 2013.06.27
  • Published : 2013.06.30


Public works has been created by the taxes of the people, so free access and use of public works without charge in the public sector must be guaranteed for the benefit of the public. To do this, above all, a legal basis for solving the problems of the process for copyright should be to establish. Therefore, this study examined the legal concept of public works and the concept and scope of public institutions. And this study, as legislation case to limit the copyright protection of public works, analyzed the relevant provisions of copyright law and the recent revised plan in the U.S., UK, and Germany. And then I analyzed the regulations for limitation of copyright protection of current copyright law and the draft of copyright law on public works in Korea. Based on the results of these analyses, this study suggested the legal revised plan to expand significantly the limitations of copyright in order to activate the use of public works in the library.


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