The exploitation of a work by a contract with an editor is a traditional and common form of a copyright exploitation. The author delivers his work to the publisher for publishing, whereby the publisher is obligated to have the work reproduced and distributed in an adequate number of copies. While a regular licence can concern any use of a work, the publishing contract generally limits the obligation and the entitlement to the work’s reproduction and distribution.

 

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