Quatations of useful parts of the Copyright Act
Act No. 121/2000 on Copyright and Rights Related to Copyright, as amended by Act No. 81/2005, Act No. 61/2006 and Act No. 216/2006.
- Copyright is not infringed by anybody who:
- In his own work uses to a justified extent excerpts from works of other authors which were made public;
- Uses excerpts from a work, or small works in their entirety, for the purposes of critique or review related to such a work and for the purposes of scientific or technical work and such use being made to the extent complying with fair practices and required by the specific purpose;
- Uses the work while teaching for illustration purposes or during scientific research, without seeking to achieve direct or indirect economic or commercial advantage and without exceeding the extent adequate to the given purpose;
however, if possible, the name of the author, unless the work is an anonymous work, or the name of the person under whose name the work is being introduced in public and the title of the work and source, shall always be indicated.
- Copyright shall likewise not be infringed by anybody who makes further use of excerpts from a work, or small works in their entirety, as referred to in Paragraph (1) (a) or (b); provisions of Paragraph (1) after the semicolon shall apply mutatis mutandis.
Use of Work as Part of Civil and Religious Ceremonies or as Part of Official Events Organised by Public Authorities or during School Performances, and Use of School Work
- Copyright is not infringed by anybody who uses a work during civil or religious ceremonies or during official events organised by public authorities, provided that this is not done for the purpose of any direct or indirect economic or commercial advantage.
- Copyright is not infringed by anybody who uses a work during school performances performed exclusively by the pupils, students or teachers of the school or of the school-related or educational establishment, provided that this is not done for the purpose of any direct or indirect economic or commercial advantage.
- Copyright is not infringed by a school or school-related or educational establishment if they use for teaching purposes or to meet their own internal needs a work created by a pupil or student as a part of his school or educational assignments ensuing from his legal relationship to his school or the school-related or educational establishment (school work), provided that this is not done for the purpose of any direct or indirect economic or commercial advantage.
- The provision of Article 31 (1) of the sentence following the semicolon shall apply, mutatis mutandis, to Paragraphs (2) and (3).
- A school or a school-related or educational establishment shall have the right to conclude, under usual terms, a licence agreement on the utilisation of a school work [Article 35 Paragraph (3)]. Where the author of such a work withholds his permission without stating a serious reason, such entities may claim compensation for the absence of manifestation of the author’s will in court. This is without prejudice to the provisions of Article 35 Paragraph (3).
- Unless otherwise agreed, the author of a school work may use his work or may grant the licence to any other party, unless this contravenes the legitimate interests of the school or school-related or educational establishment.
- The school or the school-related or educational establishment shall be entitled to claim an adequate contribution to be provided by the author of the school work from the income earned by him in connection with the exploitation of the work or with the granting of the licence pursuant to Paragraph (2) to cover the cost incurred by them in creating the work. Depending on the circumstances, the contribution may be up to the full amount of such costs. The amount of the contribution shall be determined with respect to the proceeds earned by the school or the school-related or educational establishment from the utilisation of the school work pursuant to Paragraph (1) above.