Idėjų nesaugojimo principo samprata ir kai kurios jo taikymo problemos autorių teisėje.
The article deals with principle that ideas are not protected by copyright law. This principle is one of the tools ensuring the balance between the authors’ interest to have exclusive rights to their works and the interest of the society to use the information freely. Even though the rule that ideas are not protected is commonly accepted and established in some international and national legal acts, the application of this rule remains problematic, Three main issues are discussed in this article. The first one is the concept that ideas are not protected and its legal regulation. This principle can be approached in a few ways. First, it means that the ideas which have not yet been expressed can not be treated as a subject of copyright. Second, it means that copyright protects the original expression of ideas, thoughts, concepts etc, but not the ideas themselves. When the work expresses the content of commonly known matters the scope of the legal protection of such works is clear and the content is not protected. But the problems arise when the work expresses the original ideas. [...]
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