2.2 Categories of work

Art. 2 para. 2 CopA lists eight possible categories of work. As these are only examples, works that are not contained in this list can also be protected by copyright. And vice versa – a work which seems to initially fall under one of the examples is not always mandatorily protected by copyright.

If a work fits into one of the work categories, further checks must be done to see whether the conditions specified in Art. 2 para. 1 CopA (an expressed human intellectual creation with an individual character) have been fulfilled.