La Obra de Arquitectura y los Proyectos Arquitectónicos y su Protección en la Legislación Sobre Derechos de Autor (The Work of Architecture and Architectural Projects, Its Protection in Copyright Law)
Revista la Propiedad Inmaterial, No. 15, p. 143, November 2011
26 Pages Posted: 30 Nov 2011
Date Written: September 14, 2011
It has been greatly discussed, if the finished and built architecture pieces should have an special protection by The Intellectual Property rules, in particular if the copyright law should provide protection to buildings, architectural projects, drawings, models and other elements that can be two dimensional and three-dimensional, that hold the architecture and the elements that will serve as a prelude to finally achieve a physical existence of real estate goods, that in many occasions, not to say that in all ends, it belongs to a third person completely different from the architect who does the design, the architectural project and succeeds in getting the piece built. Generally the architecture piece has the quality of a work made by demand; therefore it can present characteristics of collective pieces and, in some events, of works in collaboration. The first thing to define, and that will serve as a starting point for our discussions, is to determine that the work of architecture, the architectural projects and its designs, are protected by the copyright laws, internationally and locally in Colombia.
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Keywords: architectural works, architectural designs, plans, models, building built, works made for hire, copyrights, rights of ownership over the finished or completed, buildings and constructions, comparative law, national, international and in force international conventions and treaties
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