Romanian Politicians Seek to Bring Brancusi Works into Public Domain

May 20th, 2021

Romanian politicians are fighting to curb copyright restrictions on the work of Constantin Brancusi, seeking to place work in the public domain so as to earn the country profit on likenesses and images of the artist’s works. “Although Romania acceded to the European Union in 2007, the legislator also took into account the provisions of [the EU’s 1996 law, including] the existence of the protection period of 70 years, calculated from 1 January of the year following the one when the death of the author occurred,” reads a court filing.

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