There are a number of restrictions and fair use in relation to copyrighted works. The most important of such “fair use” are the private use of a work in the personal sphere, the use of a work for educational purposes and the reproduction of copies of a work in enterprises, public administrations, institutes, commissions and similar bodies for internal information or documentation. The use of a work in the personal sphere is free of costs, whereas the uses of a work for educational or other purposes give rise to a right of remuneration.

 

Neither original nor individual? The Obergericht of Zurich denied copyright protection to this sofa in December 2001
(Source: sic! 2002, 342).