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Blockchain and Copyright
Kociánová, Vanda ; Holcová, Irena (advisor) ; Křesťanová, Veronika (referee)
1 Blockchain and copyright Abstract The aim and objective of this Thesis is to introduce the phenomenon of blockchain technology and some of its applications in the field of copyright. The thesis focuses primarily on the areas of databases, NFT and Smart Contracts, and their application in the existing, particularly Czech law. In its first chapter the author defines the blockchain technology, describing the basic terminology, such as node, block, hash, transaction, peer-to-peer network, proof of work. The chapter then explains how blockchain works, describing its key characteristics. The author dwells on three types of blockchain and finally discusses the issue of ethics and privacy protection. The next chapter on copyright summarizes basics of this area of law which has been experiencing fast development of new technologies. A sub-chapter on author's property rights, whereby special attention is paid to the issue of digital reproductions, constitutes an important part the the Thesis. Central chapters deal with Smart Contracts, blockchain, collective rights management and NFT (Non-fungible Tokens). Smart Contracts have the potential to simplify the process of contracts conclusion and to make it more user-friendly. The same applies in the field of copyright, for instance in the form of automatic deduction of...
Fanworks and Copyright
Macáková, Michaela ; Petrlík, David (advisor) ; Dobřichovský, Tomáš (referee)
Fanworks and Copyright Abstract Fan works are works of authorship created by fans of a preexistent work from which they adopt characters, plots and worlds, and are distributed especially via the Internet. However, by doing so, the fan-author may infringe upon the copyright of the author of the preexistent work. The thesis Fanworks and Copyright introduces fanworks from a copyright perspective and starts a discussion whether current copyright statues are still appropriate in the era of massive growth of the Internet and online creative fan communities. Although it is not possible to state in general that fanworks infringe upon copyright, as there are multiple factors to take into account (what elements the author-fan adopts from the preexistent work, whether the author of the preexistent work has given consent for such use, whether the term of protection of the preexistent work has expired and whether there is a statutory exception), it can be stated that a large number of fanworks use copyrighted elements from preexistent works without the authors' consent, and since there is no exception in the Czech (and European) legislation that can be applied to fanworks, copyright is often being infringed upon. The complexity of the legislation and the legal uncertainty associated with its inconsistent application may...
Protection of e-shops from the point of view of intellectual property law
Lokvenc, Dominik ; Holcová, Irena (advisor) ; Dobřichovský, Tomáš (referee)
This work aims to provide a basic and practical overview of the means of protection of e-shops from the point of view of intellectual property law so that every founder or operator of the e- shop, their representative or employee, or any other reader who is interested in this topic, can get acquainted with particular intellectual property institutes and their eventual application to a specific e-shop. The first part of this thesis explains the basic terminology concerning both intellectual property law and e-shops themselves. In addition, the first part also discusses the characteristics of e- shops as a means of e-commerce. The concept of the first part should thus facilitate the understanding of a more detailed analysis of individual intellectual property institutes across the remaining parts of the work. The second part discusses the protection of e-shops from the point of view of copyright. The possibilities of copyright protection of the e-shop as a whole, as well as its individual elements are described. Individual aspects are then assessed not only from the point of view of Czech legislation, but also from the point of view of European Union law, including possible consideration of German case law or US case law. The analysis of each e-shop element is then accompanied by a series of practical...
The author and the performer of the musical work as parties to copyright relations in the process of creation and exploitation of the copyright work
Kletenský, Jan ; Křesťanová, Veronika (advisor) ; Holcová, Irena (referee)
The aim of the thesis is to present the legal framework of the copyright and rights related to copyright to authors and performers of musical work. As a relatively complex issue, in my opinion, it is important for authors and performers as artists to have at least a basic idea of what rights and obligations arise in the process of creation and exploitation of musical works and what legal framework of protection the law provides to them. Moreover, this topic is very close to me because I am myself author and performer of musical works. The first chapter deals with the musical work in terms of its individual components, both from legal and music theory point of view. Considering that the criterion of uniqueness of the copyright work does not exclude the use of parts of other works, I also examine the issue of legal uses of foreign works in the process of the creation of copyright works and the issue of plagiarism. At the end of the first chapter I mention the creation of a copyright work by collaboration of multiple authors (which is typical for musical works). In the second chapter, I introduce to the authors the catalogue of their moral and property rights, focusing on those areas that are relevant to musical works, including the duration of their rights and post-mortal protection. The third...
Infringement of intellectual property in the environment of computer networks
Jeřábek, Tomáš ; Žikovská, Petra (advisor) ; Dobřichovský, Tomáš (referee)
Title: Intellectual Property Rights Infringements in Computer Networks Environment The focal point of the presented thesis is a description of relevant legislation and case law and an analysis of various kinds of liability. The legislation has been described starting on the level of international treaties, including the TRIPS Agreement and the WIPO Internet Treaties, through European directives and finally closing with the Czech national law, the Copyright Act in particular and other selected norms of both civil and criminal law. The thesis deals with foreign regulations in France and the United States known for their consistency in copyright protection. The Czech Supreme Public Prosecutor Office guidance note has been discussed shortly followed by an analysis of civil, administrative and criminal liability. Case law spans the decisions from the Czech Constitutional Court, Supreme Court and Supreme Administrative Court, then the European Court of Justice judgement in the Scarlett case and a several foreign decisions, especially Dutch judgements in matters of the professional association BREIN and the American Betamax case.
Documentary Film from the Copyright Point of View
Fořt, Ferdinand ; Křesťanová, Veronika (advisor) ; Holcová, Irena (referee)
The aim of this thesis Documentary Film from the Copyright Point of View is to explore and evaluate copyright specifics of documentary cinema. Chapter One describes documentary film as a culture phenomenon with peculiar relationship to reality. It shows possible definitions and classifications and outlines some of the ethical questions connected with the documentary cinema. Then follows a brief excursion into the history of copyright protection of audiovisual works (both in the Czech Republic and in the international context), with emphasis on speciality of documentary films protection. Chapter Three examines terms audiovisual work and authorship of an audiovisual work as defined in effective Czech Act No. 121/2000 Coll. on Copyright and Rights Related to Copyright and tries to mark boundaries of these terms and its possible interpretation especially in relation to the documentary and other non-fiction films. Next chapter deals with the legal nature of protagonists of documentary or social actors which differs from legal nature of the actors in fiction films, because social actors does not perform artistic performances as defined in Czech Copyright Act. Subsequent Chapter Five analyzes protection of personal rights of social actors in documentary films which is governed by general protection of...
The relationship between trade mark protection and copyright protection under Czech law
Jurášová, Monika ; Dobřichovský, Tomáš (advisor) ; Císařová, Zuzana (referee)
Resume A relationship between trademark protection and copyright protection under the czech law Both trademarks and copyrights are imovable articles and are parts of intellectual property. A Trademark is stated in the Trademark Code n. 441/2003 as a mark which is used to identify products or services produced by one person (an individual or a legal entity) and distinguish them from products and services produced by another one so that consumers are able to recognize the origin of the products or services. According to the law the mark is a name, word, phrase, logo, symbol, color, design, image, or a combination of these elements, it must be created in graphic form perceptible objectively. The mark must be distinctive, original and it must have a relationship with a product or service. A mark complying with all the above mentioned conditions can be registered at the particular Trademark office and subsequently obtain a trademark certification and protection. A Copyright is protected under the Copyright Law n. 121/2000 as a creative and artistic work created by author's intellectual activity and expressed in a form objectively perceptible. The author has exclusive rights to his work. The rights are divided into exclusive personal and exclusive economy rights. In particular he has a right to be presented as...
Intellectual property rights protection of computer programs, information systems and related services
Kalíšek, Jindřich ; Kříž, Jan (advisor) ; Frinta, Ondřej (referee) ; Pítra, Vladimír (referee)
Ochrana počítačových programů, informačních systémů Jindřich Kalíšek - Disertační práce a příbuzných služeb právem duševního vlastnictví Strana 1 z 3 Intellectual property rights protection of computer programs, information systems and related services Thesis Abstract 1) Dissertation thesis titled Intellectual property rights protection of computer programs, information systems and related services deals with the main legal approaches and their selected alternatives to the legal protection of computer programs, information systems and related software services. 2) The goal of the thesis is to analyse and provide the reader with consistent up-to-date information in particular on the two main forms of legal protection - copyright protection and industrial property protection of computer programs, to concisely describe their development, current status and key legal norms (international, EU and national) and that establish them. 3) The dissertation consists of an introduction, nine chapters and a conclusion. The thesis is divided into four units - introductory explanation, part of copyright law, part of industrial property (IP) law and final comparative part. 4) In the Introduction, the reader will get acquainted with the key concepts and issues elaborated in the thesis, as well as with the basic theoretical...
Copyright protection of visual arts
Zajíčková, Zuzana ; Dobřichovský, Tomáš (advisor) ; Žikovská, Petra (referee)
in English Fine Arts and other types of Visual Arts Copyright This dissertation deals with copyright law with a special focus on fine art and modern forms of contemporary visual art. The introduction describes in brief the copyright, especially its inclusion in the law system, the definition of basic principles and sources of law. Further it concentrates on personal and property authors' rights in its specific forms. The next chapter deals thoroughly with the legal definition of fine art, including both its traditional and modern forms. The following part summarizes the means of legal protection of fine art, by both private and public actions. The fifth chapter presents a legal and philosophical reflection on the protection of art in public space, street art and graffiti, the unique art forms that come often into conflict with the third parties' rights. The sixth chapter is a follow-up to the previous and addresses the legal regulation of urban art (street art and graffiti) in France. The seventh chapter analyses the well-known cases related to copyright disputes in Czech legal environment. The next part is focused on copyright and its concept in France, the historical and philosophical context, the definition of copyright and the obligatory conditions of protection. This chapter also contains a...
The Internet and copyright-the scope of liability of individual parties involved and modes of protection against piracy
Mačenbacher, David ; Císařová, Zuzana (advisor) ; Holcová, Irena (referee)
Resumé The Internet and copyright - the scope of liability of individual parties and modes of protection against piracy. The main purpose of my graduation thesis is to analyze and evaluate the current situation in copyright law, with an emphasis on the general liability of the Internet Service Providers and other respective subjects in the information society. An inseparable part of this thesis is an overview of international treaties, European law and national law. The final part highlights new trends in copyright piracy with the provisions for combating these. From my perspective there are two reasons why this topic attracted my attention. Firstly, I could hardly hide my personal interest as a person who is a computer specialist by profession. Secondly, copyright law is a subject of perpetual and significant change, inspiring new ideas and new approaches. The work is divided into five chapters, which are divided into various subchapters. An introduction to the topic is broadly provided in the first and second chapter which describes this new medium of the Internet from several angles. These points of view often go far beyond copyright law, describing the axioms of constitutional law and the principles of humanism and human rights. These principles are threatened considerably in the globalised society with...

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