The essence of the paper is the analysis of protection of copyright after an author's death. From among many concepts dealing with the issue it is reasonable to choose the one which states that the copyright expires with the author's death and the entities entitled to protect these right after the author's death by law act in the name of social interest or the interest of the author's relatives with respect for the dead author's output. An important factor here is also the author's will in which he may choose entities who are to protect his copyright after his death.
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