RIDA 162 | 10-1994
Introduction An impressive development of the post-socialist laws of Central and East European countries can be seen in the field of copyright, as in m a n y others inside and outside a broad concept of intellectual property (1). Naturally, w e all know that the reasons for this development lie in the general situation in which all these countries find themselves, a situation characterized by the basic reform of all their political structures and by the transformation of planned economies into free market ones. In a short study concerning copyright law, it is not possible of course to discuss the
* Text of a lecture given on 3 June 1994 at the University of Lyons 3 on the occasion of a Symposium on the development of intellectual property law in Europe held by the Jean Monnet Institute. ** Head of Department at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Munich, Germany. 120
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