Revision to copyright law
The revision to copyright law is aimed at better exploiting the opportunities presented by the digital age while at the same time combating internat piracy more effectively.
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Copyright law also regulates the related rights of performing artists, producers of phonograms and broadcasting companies.
|What is protected?|| |
Works of literature and art (including
|How does it become protected?|| |
Automatically at the moment of creation
|Minimum requirements|| |
Literary and artistic creations of
Photographs are protected irrespective of whether they have individual character or not.
|No protection for|| |
|What are the exceptions?|| |
Private use, citations, back-up copies
|Scope of protection|| |
Defined by the specific work
|Period of protection||Up to 70 years after the death of the author (50 years for computer programs); |
50 years from the taking of a photograph without individual character
|Indications of protection|| |
©, “Copyright”, “All rights reserved”,
|Application fees (CH)|| |
|Renewal / maintenance fees (CH)|| |
|Unique to Switzerland|| |
Collective rights management organisations:
24.05.2023 | Media release, Copyright
Online service providers are to remunerate use of journalistic works
26.04.2023 | Media release, Law and policy
Greater efficiency in the fight against counterfeiting
19.01.2023 | Law and policy, Event
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"