CARTOGRAPHIC REPRODUCTION OF COPYRIGHTABLE OBJECTS
The article deals with the notions of cartographic items, their varieties, subjects of the copyright thereon. Cartographic items include items of any material form with a cartographic image. The copyright covers cartographic images regardless of their purposes, topics, content, merits, volume as well as the way of reproduction: in a graphic, digital or any other form. Copyright protection covers both primary, original cartographic items, and items that were received as the result of a creative modification that led to significant changes in the content or form. The most common infringements of copyright in cartography include: illegal, without the permission of the author use of a cartographic base; conversion of the original cartographic item into a digital form without the permission of the author and its introduction in commercial circulation; the use of a cartopgraphic base as an advertising element; the use and illegal uploading of cartopgraphic products on the Internet.
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