Sole acquisition of author’s economic copyrights does not grant monopoly on use of work

An article authored by Szymon Gogulski and Jacek Zwara published by International Law Office.

Jerzy Janiszewski is the author of the ‘Solidarnosc’ (ie, ‘Solidarity’) logotype used by the Independent and Self-Governing Trade Union Solidarnosc (NSZZ Solidarnosc), which was founded in 1980.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the artist published on his social media profile a modified version of the logotype with expanded spacing between the letters and additional inscriptions:

  • one in Polish reading ‘zachowaj odleglosc’; and
  • one providing the English translation (ie, ‘keep distance’).

Complete article available here