Intellectual creations in literature and art represent the subject-matter and protective-object of the copyright law irrespective of their value or purpose. A main requirement is that these creations have an individual character. According to the current standing of the cognition of arts there are no exact benchmarks for a stringent boundary between the creations eligible for copyright and those in the public domain. In the extent that copyright seeks the protection of qualified human communication, the precise communication situations, in which the objects meet the public have to be analysed in addition to the actual creation. Especially in today’s cultural activities it is only the context, or rather the circumstances of the presentation, which separates the trivial, ordinary from the outstanding individual.

 

Age of the author, purpose or value of the oeuvre are not of importance - children's drawings may be copyrighted.