Kūrinio originalumo samprata.
The article deals with one of the features of work - originality. Using comparative and system analysis methods the conception of originality is examined in two main aspects: originality as criteria to determine whether the work is a result of creative work and originality as criteria to determine if the result ofwork is not copiedfrom the other work. The first meaning of originality in the statės with different law systems is examined: the obįective reąuirement o f originality is applied in common law states (the work is original ifenough of labour, skili and judgement invested in it); the subjective reąuirement of originality is applied in continental law statės (the work is original ifit reflects thepersonaliiy ofthe author). The changes in conception of originality in modern works are discussed. The need to protect the new non-material values conditions the declining of’requirements for originality. The originality is kept when the work is the result of author’s personai creative activity. The author comes to a conclusion that currently the different reąuirements of originality for the different kinds ofworks are applied: the high level of originality is typical for traditional works of art and lower level is characteristic for applied ari works and new forms ofworks (databases, computer programs, photography)[...].
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