Derivative Use of Public Domain Content - Film Industry Focus

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The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights, has just published a report on the captioned topic, the derivate use of public domain content in the film industry.

The public domain is a legal concept that aims to enhance social benefits by allowing unrestricted access to and the transformation of previous creative works. This derivative usage of pre-existing content is regulated by copyright provisions.

The full text of the report and its executive summary are available on the EUIPO’s Observatory website, here.