Copyright Law, Jurisdiction

A lack of jurisdiction decision was given by the Court. Nevertheless, the subject of the agreement is to prepare CD-ROMs in different languages introducing Turkey. Even though the request was for the refund of the money paid to the defendant under the agreement due to termination of the agreement, it should be considered carefully whether the CD-ROMs are in the quality specified in the agreement and whether it is necessary to refund the Money paid to the defendant. As CD-ROMs subject to the agreement contain compiled information, visual presentations, and music, whether it is an intellectual work/scientific and artistic work under the Code of Intellectual and Artistic Works numbered 5846 should be examined by the Intellectual and Industrial Rights Court, the specialized court handling all disputes arising out of this Code. 11th Unit of Court of Appeal, 2007/10925, 2008/13943, 15.12.2008

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