This article has identified and examined some of the main arguments in favour of and against reintroduction of copyright formalities. In questioning whether formalities in the digital era provide an obstacle or an opportunity, this article argues in favour of the latter. Resurrecting copyright formalities may not be one of the most salient ways of dealing with the current needs. Because of their inherent capacities to enlarge the public domain, to define and facilitate the recognition of copyright-protectable subject matter, to improve the licensing of copyright protected works and to enhance legal certainty for users and copyright owners alike, formalities seem fit to address the challenges that copyright is presently facing.
|Title of host publication||Aktuální otázky práva autorského a práv průmyslových|
|Place of Publication||V Praze|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|