France: Musée Rodin, Court of Cassation of France, Criminal Law Chamber, 15-84620, 25 October 2016
Kluwer Copyright Blog
February 27, 2017
Please refer to this post as:, ‘France: Musée Rodin, Court of Cassation of France, Criminal Law Chamber, 15-84620, 25 October 2016’, Kluwer Copyright Blog, February 27 2017, http://copyrightblog.kluweriplaw.com/2017/02/27/france-musee-rodin-court-of-cassation-of-france-criminal-law-chamber-15-84620-25-october-2016/
The French Supreme Court upheld a judgment of the Court of Appeal of Paris that found an individual guilty of reproducing sculptures of Rodin, stating that the infringement of rights in a work that has fallen into the public domain consists of any alteration or modification of the original work, regardless of its significance. This ruling will facilitate the fight against the counterfeiting of works of art that have fallen into the public domain.
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