Bibliotheca Nostra. Śląski Kwartalnik Naukowy, 2012, nr 3, s. 37-45
Library privileges constitute an example of public fair use, which enables libraries to function. It is to emphasize that the copyright law that assigns an author the proprietary and moral copyrights limits his monopoly by the institutions of the public and personal fair use. It is a result of the proportional right of use of the scientifi c and artistic production protected by the copyright. The notion of “library material” is much broader than the idea of a work of art but it does not change the fact that the vast part of the library collection is protected by
the copyright law. The special character of the books, that constitute the intangible goods, can be specifi ed by the use of the copyright article 28, which clearly includes this kind of characteristic. At the same time, the regulation of the library privilege seem to bring to light new questions about its practical use and the adjustment to the need of the readers expecting digital forms of access to the library materials.