Teodor Bodoaşcă*


In 2018, Law no. 8/1996 regarding the copyright and related rights was massively amended and supplemented by Law no. 74/2018. In fact, following this amendment, Law no. 8/1996 was republished.Among others, art. I point 1 of Law no. 74/2018 completed art. 3 of Law no. 8/1996 with par. (4) and para. (5), which established the meaning of the expression „copyright holders”, respectively of the term „user”. Inexplicably, the initiators of this supplement did not intervene on the other provisions of Law no. 8/1996 to be amended accordingly, in accordance with the legal significance established, in particular, for the expression „copyright holders”. As a result, at present, in Law no. 8/1996, there are relatively numerous texts that, unjustifiably, refer only to „author” or only to „copyright holder”. Without exaggerating, thus, a real „normative chaos” was created.

* Profesor universitar dr., Universitatea „Dimitrie Cantemir” din Târgu Mureş, Facul­ta­tea de Drept, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..