2.1-6 Can I assume that a work that has a copyright symbol is protected by copyright?


Pursuant to Swiss copyright law, there is no requirement to have a distinctive sign on a protected work, and it is not possible to register such a work. The copyright protection of a work depends on whether the conditions pursuant to Art. 2. para. 1 CopA have been fulfilled. When they have, a work is protected from the time it is created (Art. 29 para. 1 CopA).However, if a copyright sign has been affixed, this can be an indication for the user that it could be a protected work.