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The Cour de cassation in favour of increasing the flexibility of copyright assignment

December 2007 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Bersay & Associés .

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Formalism of assignment of copyright: the Cour de cassation in favour of increasing the flexibility of the protection enjoyed by authors

French lawmakers have always been highly protective of author’s interests. For example, Article L. 131-3 of the Intellectual Property Code requires that rights assigned by an author must be restrictively listed and that their field of exploitation must be determined in terms of the scope, intended use, place and term.

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