1.2-2 A Cambodian artist creates a sculpture to stand in front of the University of Lucerne. The university would like to replace the photo in its brochures with one that includes the sculpture. Should Cambodian or Swiss law apply in this situation?


As the work is being used in Switzerland, Article 110 of the IPLA indicates that Swiss law is applicable. The nationality of the artist is not a decisive factor here, because the IPLA and the Swiss Copyright Act do not distinguish between Swiss nationals and foreign nationals and Swiss as well as foreign authors may claim the same protection.