Study of Copyright for Architectural Design


Study of Copyright for Architectural Design
Nan Su, Hsing-Yuan Fang
Copyright, Property Rights, Moral Rights, Architectural Design, Design Drawing
Architectural works in our legislation are very late compared to other works,
such as computer program, commodities, industrial products, audio, video, animation,
and so have a complex phase. The final outcomes of building design are
called architectural works, but then buildings are constructed in accordance with
drawings and models of buildings. Because architectural works must be according
to Building Codes, then the originality of architectural works is difficult to identify.
On the initial stage, the copyright ownership may be a problem: architectural works
may be created by the teams of the practicing architect, hired architects and building
designers, and it’s possible to be combine foreign architects with design and
domestic structure engineers of safety. Some scholars advocated that copyright
vested in the practicing architect due to the liability of safety, whether it complies
with the legislative intent of Copyright Act. Although the rental of buildings is provided in the Civil Code, these studies lack building models and architectural works
to rental rights, but it is a common practice in construction. This article will discuss
the above-mentioned issues. However, building constructions depend on architecture
drawings and models, then the architecture drawings include sketches, paint
regulation, design drawings, structural drawings, water and electricity drawings,
working drawing, perspective drawings, architectural model, interior design and
other drawings-which belong to the objectives of copying right? In architects’
view, these should be completely incorporated, but it may be conflicting because
architecture design must be based on Building Codes. This article will investigate
these issues from domestic and international perspectives in order to facilitate the
more nuanced legislation for copyright of architectural works.
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